FABulites , Listen Up! One of my favorite times of year is upon us and I am way too excited!!! No not Thanksgiving or Black Christmas but I'm talking about the 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Festival and I can't wait! This years festival is all about coming together in the name of good company, great music, good food, drinks, and a damn good time but let's face it, You can't have a good time if you don't have your look together!...more
Music was as essential as air for those living in the west African country of Mali. Then the Islamist militants flooded in and banned music, choking off an integral part of Mali’s culture.Instruments were burned, radio stations were ripped apart and musicians were tortured....more
I love women in music. A front woman in a rock band, a solo jazz vocalist, a bad-ass bassist who contributes her gift through anonymous session work. Every one of them delights me and enthralls me. Of course, there is something extra-special about a band made up on only women. The Go-Gos, the Bangles, the Runaways, Dixie Chicks, TLC, En Vogue, Sleater-Kinney. And so now, I present to you – Mariachi Flor de Toloache....more
Music is my life. When I was young, I would dance around my bedroom, belting out the latest hot song and pretending I was on stage. I mean every pre-teen did that right? Let’s just say, my music career didn’t take off. I can’t sing. I can’t dance. And I couldn’t figure out how to play an instrument, except for the flute until 8th grade. I wasn’t good at that either. I did rock at the recorder though.
“Jingle bells, jingle bells”, Christmas is just around the corner. This time of the year, songs are being played and listened to everywhere: from cafés to airports, from offices to homes. Music is sound and sound caresses the soul, but there is something magical about Christmas songs. So what better way to get in the holidays mood than to compile a playlist of the best Christmas songs ever? ...more