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Fred Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Bicentennial Blues

Sad to say, Saturday’s Boston Globe featured this front-page probituary of Boston jazz impresario Fred Taylor. Another blow to the local jazz scene: Legend Fred Taylor fired ousted at Scullers Fred Taylor, a legendary figure on the Boston jazz scene since … Continue reading

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Steve Schwartz Did NOT Miss His Last WGBH Radio Show

Last Friday the hardworking staff worried that Steve Schwartz might be aced out of his final WGBH Jazz from Studio Four show. He was not. And Steve produced a sweet swan song. Sometime around 10 pm he said something like … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Patti Smith At The MFA (II)

Picking up where the hardworking staff left off: During her thoroughly engaging appearance at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Wednesday night, Patti Smith read loving excerpts from Just Kids, which chronicled her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the late … Continue reading

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