Friday, October 29, 2010

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of links and short local news items of interest that you may have missed:

* There's a new post on the Jazz St. Louis blog in the continuing series highlighting staff members' favorite jazz albums. This week, director of education Phil Dunlap writes about his 15 faves here.

* Calvin Wilson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this week reviewed the new box set reissue of music from saxophonist and composer Henry Threadgill; read the review here. Wilson also interviewed violinist Regina Carter about her gig next week at Jazz at the Bistro, and that article is online here.

* Kevin Johnson of the Post talked to singer Mae Wheeler about Sunday's "Unforgettable Legends" concert at the Sheldon.

* Don Wolff has posted on his site some videos featuring up-and-coming St. Louis ragtime/stride pianist Stephanie Trick (pictured); check 'em out here and here.

* Drummer and St. Louis native Mark Colenburg was name-checked in an article in the British mag JazzWise about Robert Glasper's set at the recent Cork Jazz Festival; see it online here.

* Is Powell Symphony Hall haunted? The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra last week called in some ghost hunters to investigate potential paranormal activity at their performing home, prompting coverage from Sarah Bryan Miller of the Post-Dispatch here and Abbe Goldberg of the West End Word here.

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