Great American Songbook

This Could Be the One showcases jazz vocalist Karin Plato’s warm, sunny voice on a set of mostly original numbers, the best of them worthy of consideration for the jazz-singer canon. Read more

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Blue Standard, the emotive duo of vocalist Raoul Bhaneja and vocalist Jesse Whiteley, romps around the Great American Songbook on their debut album, A Good Thing. Read more

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European group Talinka releases an album of undefinable yet jazz-influenced music. Read more

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Milwaukee jazz singer Roxi Copland releases her third album, Bad Decision. Read more

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Jimmy Van Heusen was among the prolific contributors to the “Great American Songbook,” the body of work that took shape in the 1930s and ’40s. On Vanheusenism: A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen, , Daniela Schächter, an accomplished pianist, ... Read more

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Pianist Mike Jones travels well-explored ground with Roaring, a collection of standards with a 1920s dateline. With a deft set of hands on the keys, Jones plays with the melodies, teasing out pleasantries and digressions that reflect on the... Read more

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Have A Cool Yule runs Dec. 16-19 at Sunset Playhouse. Chris Mariani and a sextet of exceptional musicians will present a blend of ’40s romance, ’50s swing and classic holiday favorites in a program of elegant standards. Read more


Individuals suchas Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Van Heusen and Harold Arlen may soundfaintly familiar, but smart money says that ninety percent of people who don’tqualify for Medicare benefits would not be able to name their accomplishmen.. Read more

Visual Arts

In 1892 Frank Lenz, an entrepreneurial 25-year-old Pittsburgh bookkeeper, decided to take advantage of this exciting new world of travel on the “mechanical horse”—as well as seek personal fame and fortune—by announcing that he woul Read more

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