Whenever Dirty Harry isn't blasting the brains outta unlucky punks or snarling at empty smartass socialist chairs, he's keeping it cool with a copy of "Ornithology." That's right ... Clint Eastwood is a jazz junkie. He has produced and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop pioneer and heroin casualty ... More >>
Jazz in the Gardens 2012 With Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Sensere, Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, and Kenny G Sun Life Stadium Sunday, March 18, 2012 Better Than:Kenny G doing a saxophone solo while writhing around in a bed of roses. Well, Mr. G was there. But a bed of roses was not included. R ... More >>
Just before Christmas, Chanukkah, and Kwanzaa hijacked our editorial focus, we here at Crossfade checked up on the annual Jazz in the Gardens music fest. And unfortunately, we were kinda bummed. We referred to the lineup as "lackluster." We complained about Kenny G's saxophone sucking. We called ... More >>
Are you kidding? Kenny effing G! Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter than a soprano on a sugar high. And there's gonna be so much smooth sax in the air that it'll be a shock i ... More >>
We must not put wax in our ears. We must answer the siren's call. We will gladly steer our boats into the rocky hell she promises. There is nothing wrong with going down into a watery grave when her chant is so sweet, so inviting, and so resplendent. Nicole Henry is an enchantress. A siren, a ba ... More >>
Paul Sewchuck slappin' the bass.Dee Dee Wilde's venture into music is a proud South Florida story. Born into a music-leaning family of eight siblings, Wilde's brother is the legendary '80s crooner Eugene Wilde and her first single, 1988's "I Found You" was a charting success in the U.K. Regular ... More >>
Nicole Henry.I guess we usually forget about Miami Lakes and muddle it with neighboring Hialeah or think of it as that place we must make the Palmetto curve on our way to Joe Robbie Stadium (or whatever the hell it's called this year). Turns out that Miami Lakes and its citizenry are avid fan ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelThe bar at the Setai.If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Champagne, Asian-style tapas, Sunday brunch and all that jazz are part of the five-year anniversary celebration at SoBe's ... More >>
If you've been to any of the various Blue Martini bars throughout Florida (and elsewhere), then you know what to expect, more or less -- a decently upscale, but still pretty democratic, neighborhood bar with the usual happy hours and ladies' nights. The latest addition to the chain is a location ... More >>
Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersJoe's Stone Crab. Stone crab season officially ends on Saturday. The tasty crustaceans are taking their annual vacation to regenerate and reproduce until October 15. Until recently, that used to mean that Joe's Stone Crab, the country's leading stone crab emporium, wo ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgMother's Day is fast approaching and unless you're planning on cooking up a storm for mom, we suggest you take her out to enjoy a nice meal. It's on May 9 in case you're drawing a blank. Here are our favorite options so far to celebrate this Mother's Day. And don't forget to ... More >>
Two weeks ago, we reported about WLRN's plans to replace the retiring jazz man's show with a computer. The station explained the move as a financial one, a result of "the Great Recession." via visualfieldBut that was all before local listeners went primeval on management, protesting the move with ... More >>
Glynn Jackson brings his legendary hair shows to the 3-0-5 this Sunday. Don't call it a comeback, and rapper JT Money isn't rising from the dead, but his last hit, "Who Dat," was in 1999, and he's back for Halloween weekend -- so you can call it a resurrection. Jazz chanteuse Nicole Henry h ... More >>
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