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Women in jazz: A few words about that, and two to see

Jazz is, for the most part, a boys’ club. (A straight boys’ club, but that’s another topic.) Women have been involved with jazz from the start, but the spotlight has been on the men. The majority of jazz artists today are male.

Aaron Neville to kiss and rechristen the holidays at the Dakota

Imagine Aaron Neville singing “Silent Night.” If ever there was a song tailored for the fragile flutter of Neville’s hummingbird-like hovercraft vocals, delicate and yet suffused with reverent intensity, it is that softest of Christmas carols.

Paul Taylor Dance Company: Variety and vitality

Last night, during a reception for members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Roseville native and Taylor dancer Robert Kleinendorst talked of his delight in being able to perform — at last — with the premier modern-dance company on the home stage, N

Jazz for Thanksgiving weekend

Once the last plate has been put away and the leftovers Tupperwared, then what? Many area artists are staying in town and playing out this weekend.

Exploring ‘Sustainable Shelter’ at the Bell Museum

The Bell Museum of Natural History will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday this holiday week, offering an excellent opportunity to take in the exhibition, “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature.”
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Brubeck’s birthday and more jazz picks

Friday: Small City Trio Recording Release. Bandleader, composer, pianist, and Jazz is NOW! artistic director Jeremy Walker lives in New York but makes frequent trips to the Twin Cities to visit family.