Night & Day

April 9-15, 1998

April 14
Most people know Billy Taylor as the soft-spoken, mellow arts reporter -- the guy who wears the oversize Elton John-style glasses -- on CBS's Sunday Morning TV show. While he's been a correspondent for the past sixteen years, the 76-year-old Taylor is more than just a nice guy and an aficionado of high-fashion eyewear: He is also an actor, arranger, teacher, radio personality, author of more than a dozen books, composer of more than 300 songs, and a renowned jazz pianist who has worked with the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday. Tonight at 8:00 when Billy Taylor and the FIU Jazz Band perform together, Dr. T. indulges his musical side. The concert takes place at FIU University Park's Wertheim Performing Arts Center, SW Eighth Street and 107th Avenue. Tickets cost $10 and $15. Call 348-1998. (NK)

April 15
What is it about Grammy winners and the Cameo Theatre (1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach)? The venue has been a virtual Grammy magnet lately. Bob Dylan, who copped Album of the Year recently, graced the Cameo stage in late March, Now it's Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, whose most recent release, Fabulosos Calavera, received the first-ever Grammy in the Latin Rock/Alternative Performance category. Their freewheeling blend of punk, ska, rock, funk, and a little bit of everything else, honed over the past twelve years, has established them as Latin rock's preeminent band. Veteran swing-ska zoot-suiters the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and local ska rockers King 7 and the Soulsonics open the show. Tickets range in cost from $15 to $17. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Call 532-0922. (

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