Friday, July 30, 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:

* Trumpeter Keyon Harrold is the subject of a feature story in today's Post-Dispatch; you can read the article by Terry Perkins online here.

* Singer Jeanne Trevor (pictured) is among the first group of individuals to be enshrined on the Walk of Fame in the north county town of Ferguson.

* Don Wolff writes that he's now updating his Live365 "I Love Jazz" netcast with new music each week. Wolff also recently did a multi-part special marking the centennial of Benny Goodman's birth, and continues to post interviews on his site, including a recent conversation with bassist and singer Nicki Parrott.

* And speaking of radio, local NPR affiliate KWMU (90.7 FM) is adding classical music to its Saturday night programming, while community radio station KDHX (88.1) FM has revamped its website.

* A benefit for KDHX's Gabriel, the legendary St. Louis blues and R&B DJ whose home recently was destroyed by a fire, will be held starting at 5:00 p.m. next Saturday, August 7 at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups. Performers will include Marquise Knox, the Arthur Williams Band, Silver Cloud with Ron Edwards, the Cryin' Shame Band and more. Artist and author Kevin Belford has designed a set of Gabriel postcards, which will be avaible for purchase at the benefit, and rumor has it that Gabriel's long out-of-print catalog of tunes as a recording artist also may be available soon as a CD reissue.

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