Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that.
A lot of it dragged but a few terrific performances and notable speeches and awards punctuated the slow-mo show.
Five years ago the Sousa Mendes Foundation commissioned composer Neely Bruce to write an oratorio about the Portuguese rescuer.
"This is exhilarating. It's been a long time coming and I'm very proud of our work on it. It's been a highly collective process."
Bowie was an artist; a true original force that didn't stay still but progressed, shedding identities and modes of work and style to offer new canvases.
Fans of Kurt Weill and cabaret-style music who won't trip over the language barrier are likely to enjoy Julia Migenes' bravura performance.
His symphonies, ballet and film scores, songs and choral works became the American classical style, combining his formal studies of music with popular American genres such as folk and jazz.
The Latin Grammy Awards started out as a typical music awards show, until Los Tigres and Mana held up a large sign that read "Latinos Unidos No Voten for Racistas!"
"Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life" is a welcome addition for anyone interested in jazz, civil rights, or photography.
Not a band to mince words, Alda is the latest 'green' black metal artist that is lamenting the destruction done to nature.