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What our staff and contributors are up to these days:     Mary  Gregory shares editing award for Arts Coverage Ragazine contributor Mary Gregory often writes reviews for NY Press/Straus News newspapers. This year, the NY Press Association gave its 2015 first place award for best overall arts coverage  to Mary and two other Our Town Downtown arts beat writers, Gabrielle Alfiero and Val Castronovo.  “Straus News publishes 17 local weekly newspapers and associated websites in contiguous towns in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” according to its site. The New York Press Association is a trade organization for weekly community newspapers in the state.   ERIC ROSS: Contributing Music Editor Composer ERIC ROSS , with the work of the late video artist Mary Ross (USA), presents their Ultimedia Concept − Music from the Future − on tour this year.  Eric Ross performs on guitar, piano, synthesizer and is a Master of the Theremin, one of the first electronic instruments. Eric’s compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. In an hour-long performance, Eric will present their most recent collaborative work, the Boulevard d’Reconstructie (Op.54). 2016 Tour Dates Apr. 1    Ann Arbor, MI. Univ. of Mich. Apr. 3   Ann Arbor, MI. Kerrytown Theater May 1.   Den Bosch, NL. Toonzaal May 3.   Koln, Germany. Altes Pfandhaus. May  6. ...

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Allen Ginsberg is known as one of the United States’ most significant poets, in particular thanks to his 1956 epic, “Howl,” which was the subject of a subsequent obscenity trial. Later, Ginsberg was known throughout America and the rest of the world for his role as a countercultural leader…

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From the Edge

I had no schedule or set destination, so I just rolled along, headed west. Out in the open country areas, I took my time and took in the scenery. Farms and woods, rolling fields, late September at its best: it was glorious weather. I thought that perhaps I’d treat myself, and find a cheap motel and crash that night. Maybe have a beer or two in a bar within walking-distance of my motel. It was a good plan. The next day, I drove into Minnesota, which was beautiful in the first days of autumn, with the farmers harvesting their crops and bailing hay for winter feed.

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Mentoring Series with Adam Rodgers Group featuring Jimmy McBride

The Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series presents Adam Rogers/Guitar, David Virelles/Piano, Scott Colley/Bass and Jimmy McBride/Drums The Jazz Gallery serves as an international cultural center, fostering artistic growth, presenting both major and established figures in jazz alongside a younger generation of artists. Since 2002, The Gallery has also been actively engaged in commissioning new work by emerging composers, many of whom have gone on to be recognized with MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants (4), Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, Grammy Awards and more. Twelve Thelonious Monk Competition winners got their start on our stage. “Catch a musician here (The Jazz Gallery, Salt Space, 1160 Broadway) and chances are you’ll start seeing him/her everywhere—headlining the Village Vanguard like pianist David Virelles or winning a MacArthur grant like saxophonist Miguel Zenon.” –  NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S BEST OF 2013 Mentorship has always been a key theme in jazz history. For decades, elder musicians groomed promising young jazz musicians – taking them on the road, into the recording studio and into one-on-one study. Most of today’s great jazz musicians were raised through these informal channels and gained invaluable experience working with their heroes. Future generations of great quality jazz depends upon continuing this tradition that is, regrettably, less common in today’s music scene. Touring revenues are down and there are fewer places for jazz musicians to perform. Adam Rogers Adam Rogers co-led the...

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