Friday, May 25, 2018

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's StLJN's latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:

* A feature story by the Alton Telegraph's Jill Moon offers an update on the House of Miles East St. Louis, a not-for-profit organization that has renovated Miles Davis' childhood home (pictured) and will officially open it to the public with the inaugural "Miles Fest" on Saturday, June 2.

* Demonstrating Davis' influence from coast to coast, offers a look at "12 iconic landmarks from Miles Davis’s New York," while has published a playlist of favorite Davis tracks in advance of their Miles Davis Festival this weekend in San Francisco.

* Two newly released live recordings of guitarist and St. Louis native Grant Green were reviewed by The New Yorker's Richard Brody.

* The National Saxophone Museum at Saxquest was the subject of a feature story by St. Louis Public Radio's new arts reporter Jeremy Goodwin.

* The St. Louis Post-Dispatch/STLtoday has published a set of photos from trumpeter Terence Blanchard's concert last Sunday at the Grandel Theatre.

* Saxophonist Oliver Lake's Big Band will headline the grand finale of this year's Vision Festival, which wraps up on Monday at Roulette in NYC.

* The Dark Room is now open and featuring live music seven days a week, and recently added a new patio seating area. Hours are 4:00 p.m to midnight Monday through Thursday; 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Saturday; and 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

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