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Branford Marsalis: Going Live And Alone

Branford Marsalis - In My Solitude: Live At Grace Cathedral (Marsalis Music/Okeh) -  After decades of albums with his jazz quartet, classical projects, his funk side project Buckshot LeFonque, stints with the Jay Leno-era Tonight Show band and Sting,...

Diving Into The Dial Records Vaults

Various Artists - The Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions (Mosaic) - This is an exhaustive 9-CD boxed set of the complete recordings from the Dial label. This was where Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and many...

Aretha Franklin: Going Rock Steady With The Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul (Atlantic/Rhino) - When record exec John Hammond first heard Aretha Franklin, he said she had the greatest voice he’d heard since Billie Holiday. Aretha’s inspired voice is in...

Billie Holiday: Celebrating Her Centennial

Billie Holiday - The Centennial Collection (Columbia/Legacy) - She was a discovery of John Hammond and a monumental influence on Frank Sinatra. This reissue arrives in time for Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday. It’s comprised of tracks recorded between...

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Top 10 Joan Rivers Feuds

When Joan Rivers passed away, she was an Emmy Award winner who found considerable success as an actress, writer, producer, television host and most...

Thoughtful Communion Gifts

The seven sacraments of the Catholic Church are rites that worshipers of the faith experience both physically and mystically. They include Baptism, Eucharist (Communion),...

A Cozy Reception

The Barn at Old Bethpage entices couples with a warm and romantic setting Reception venue trends these days all center around one word: unique. Gone...

A String Of Poloponies…That’s Polo Ponies

Perhaps the best pop reference to polo came in 1956, in The Honeymooners “On Stage” episode (season 5, episode 31) when Ralph Kramden (Jackie...

Who’s Throwing The Babies Into The River?

Despite feeling blindsided, most of us now know that we are living in the midst of an unprecedented drug epidemic. According to the U.S....
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