Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:
* Looking at more news coverage of the closing of Brandt's, it appears that the commenters at the Riverfront Times' Gut Check blog and at the University City edition of community news site Patch.com agree that the venue's biggest problems were poor food and service, not rising crime in the Delmar Loop neighborhood.
* Terry Perkins wrote a piece for this week's St. Louis American about the news conference announcing the upcoming Miles Davis Festival.
* The southside music venue 2720 Cherokee (pictured) has made some adjustments to their format, and now will present two or more performances or events simultaneously on different floors of the building. The Post-Dispatch's Kevin Johnson has more here.
* A new episode of Don Wolff's TV program I Love Jazz is set to air starting next Thursday, June 16 on cable station HEC-TV. The episode features performance footage of the Bosman Twins live at Jazz at the Bistro, as well as coverage of the Nu-Art Series' recent presentation of "SoundArt," featuring poet and author Quincy Troupe, saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett and guitarist Kelvyn Bell.
RIP Greg Lake
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