Noah Schaffer

Music Feature: 20 Moments That Made Us Glad Live Music Returned in 2022

December 30, 2022
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Still, for all the gloom and doom, there’s no question that a bountiful amount of live music was finally on offer throughout the year as musicians and presenters continued to defy the odds.

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Music Remembrance: Gospel singer Lee Williams

August 31, 2021
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A household name in Black America, Lee Williams had little need for the kind of crossover project that can earn a gospel act attention from the secular music media.

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Arts Interview: The New Head of Global Arts Live Talks Culture and Accessibility

June 10, 2021
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It’s so important in these times to present international and culturally diverse music and dance. It can be a joyful source of healing for our world, and Global Arts Live has been doing this since its inception..

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Film Review: The Ventures and The Shadows — Guitar-Driven Instrumental Bands Get the Documentary Treatment

May 13, 2021
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A pair of documentaries about the most popular guitar-driven instrumental bands of all time.

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Author Interview: Talking to Miss Pat about her “Reggae Music Journey”

April 3, 2021
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Miss Pat, reggae’s Chinese-Jamaican matriarch, reflects on a life in riddim.

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Film/Music Review: The Best Music Documentaries of 2020 — With Some Disppointments

December 29, 2020
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Some of the best music documentaries of 2020 – and some disappointments

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Arts Remembrance: Charley Pride — The Man Who Sang Honky-Tonk Best

December 13, 2020
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When Charley Pride did display anger, it concerned how the country music establishment treated older artists.

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Arts Remembrance: Soul Iconoclast Roy C

September 17, 2020
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Roy C may not have lived to see the current regime toppled or his litigation over past royalties resolved to his satisfaction, but he died knowing that he was — without a doubt — a Black American original.

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Book Review: Two Glimpses of Caribbean Culture in a Year without Carnival

September 12, 2020
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A pair of recent books help keep the glorious spirit of Carnival alive.

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Concert Review: Ticket to Park — Johnny A Plays the British Invasion Songbook at the Tupelo Drive-In

June 16, 2020
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A by-the-carload ticket gets you a spot in the Tupelo Music Hall parking lot and an empty space next to it.

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