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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim found time during a month off from his relentless touring schedule to finally throw down some roots, moving into a home in Portland, Ore., where he and his girlfriend will enjoy time away from his life on the road. For Slim, aka Sean Scolnick, who turns 30 next month, finding a permanent place to live is a career milestone, a welcome sign of achievement for a troubadour who...
Music Feature
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Holly Golightly is an artist stuck in a rut, and that’s just fine with her. The U.K. garage-rock songstress introduced herself to the world in the early ’90s as a member of the Thee Headcoatees, an all-girl garage quartet assembled by Billy Childish, the man dubbed by The New York Times as the “Picasso of Garage Rock.” She’s watched garage-rock evolve from college-radio obscurity into a Top 40 sensation...
Music Feature
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Jazz in the Park kicks off its 20th anniversary season at Cathedral Square on Thursday, June 3, with one of the concert series’ more exciting headliners, the New York City avant-garde piano trio The Bad Plus. The Bad Plus thrashed its way into the jazz limelight after its 2003 debut on Columbia Records, These Are the Vistas, which featured deconstructed interpretations of non-jazz songs, like Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and Aphex Twin’s...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Present Music’s season opener

"It's exciting to play new music there," Stalheim says. "You feel the history, and it's like the place is brought back to life." Bringing the feel of old Turner Hall back to life is Sofia Gubaidulina's Witty Waltzing and Igor Stravinsky's Ragtime, two compositions that turn back the clock to the days when the ballroom hosted formal dances. Caroline Mallonee's Keeping Time In a Bottle, a variation on 100 Bottles of Beer in which musicians play empty beer bottles, is a tongue-in-cheek throwback to the old German beer hall tradition. Elena Kats-Chernin's Charleston Noir and Randall Woolf's Hee Haw are digitally sequenced modern variants of antiquated dance numbers . . .

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