"This is a music festival that can truly call itself jazz." For a second consecutive season, Miami Beach Jazz Festival founder Carmen J. Cartiglia has indeed assembled a fine lineup of modern masters. Last year, celebrating the inaugural edition of the fest, he tapped headliner Michelle Coltrane, ... More >>
Over a half-century ago, Mack Emerman created Criteria Studios in North Miami. In 1959, it was a modest single-room studio setup. But after forming a partnership with legendary Miami-bred producer Tom Dowd, Criteria became the headquarters for Atlantic Records South, blooming into a massive (and mo ... More >>
This past November, Miami's New World Symphony held its first mini concerts at the Lincoln Theatre, and the sold-out crowd almost couldn't believe their ears -- or their wallets. Works by Maurice Ravel, Aaron Copland, and Samuel Barber performed live, each for less than the price of a latte? Clearly ... More >>
The last thing the world needs is another rant by some snooty music scribe who actually believes he can peg the next Coldplay or validate some MySpace wannabe. Don't worry; yours truly doesn't make any such presumptions. You won't find any holier-than-thou prognostications here -- just good new soun ... More >>
A man of few words, dance music hero Sasha talks with his hands
The Lyric Theater throws a birthday party for Miami with art as a present
Harmonica Baron Thielemans suffers the jazz bug gladly
South Florida Dance for Life
From the issue of October 18, 2001
Two documentaries deliver a real taste of Jewish history
A knife-thrower and a suicide case try their luck at love in Girl on the Bridge
An Afro-Cuban jazz giant enjoys newfound success
October 1 - 7, 1998
Mack Emerman founded Criteria Recording Studios, made a fortune, lost it all, then lost his mind. Now he's back from the dead and ready to work.
Maria Marshall's journey from a dining-room table in Pennsylvania to the big time
The late, great Satchmo has his brilliant early years resurrected by a band of local jazz stars
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington: If the music doesn't say it, it probably shouldn't be said
You can't keep a Goodman down, not even with allegations of tyranny and racism.
There's a future, as well as a past, for this music. But sometimes words get in the way.