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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Jerry Grillo has been at it long enough to call himself a veteran—even if he answered his calling as a jazz singer relatively late in life. Only after retiring from a career as a schoolteacher in 1992 was Grillo able to devote himself to his first love...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Feb. 8, 2012

 It feels like forever ago when album releases constituted as events—fans circling their calendars, huddling outside record stores on Tuesday mornings and eagerly tearing through the always-cumbersome cellophane wrapping in order t...
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

Richard Eliot’s long journey

In a career spanning more than half a century, Milwaukee’s Richard Eliot has played guitar on recordings by Elvis Presley and Perry Como, Patti Page and Harry James. He went on tour with Sammy Davis Jr. and Shirley MacLaine. And during his long residency in Las Vegas, he played behind Frank Sinatra...
12.04.2010 | | Posted at 11:14 AM
By David Luhrssen

Frank Sinatra was in good form, taking the stage with cavalier�s ease. It was 1982 and the Chairman of the Board was still only 66 and trekking around the world from stadium to arena. His show at the Altos de Chavon Ampitheatre in the Dominican Republic was taped and has been released on DVD as Concert for the Americas in honor of Sinatra�s birthday this month. He would have been 95.
Monday, June 9, 2008

Nothing But the Best (Reprise)

How many more greatest-hits packages can be culled from Frank Sinatra’s catalog? The latest features crisp masters of nearly two-dozen recordings from the final segment of his recording career, when he was both mogul and star of Reprise Records. It’s great stuff to have on disc, assuming you don’t already own . . .
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? And speaking of politics, I remember it was 40 years ago this time of year that as a young man I had precociously packed up the horn I played on the Eugene McCarthy presidential bandwagon ’cause Bobby Kennedy was now my guy but good.
02.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
In the 1960s directors from the still new medium of television began migrating to the movies. One of them, John Frankenheimer, made several films characteristic of that decade�s uneasy shadow side. His masterpiece, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), is included in a new four-disc DVD set, the �John Frankenheimer Collection.� The other three movies seem chosen at random from the director�s l...