Photo by Manny HernandezTony Bennett performing at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center.Tony BennettFriday, January 8, 2010Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, MiamiBetter Than: The BestThe new songs are "lousy." That's what Tony Bennett said from the stage of the Arsht Center du ... More >>
John HoodAmanda Palmer projected on the screen at Culture Room.Amanda PalmerSaturday, March 28, 2009Culture Room, Ft. LauderdaleBetter Than: A televised confessional.If there's a better way to preface a Culture Room show than by hitting the legendary Mai-Kai, I don't know what it is. When that show ... More >>
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In a world of fluffy crossover songbirds, Jane Monheit makes jazz sultry and just a little bit dangerous again
The Coconut Grove's latest musical is a plotless revue that swings for the fences
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Blue Note Records
Kenny Millions's perplexing mix of popular melody and avant-garde experimentalism has kept him at the fringes of jazz. And he likes it there.