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Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)

This is a live recording from Benny Goodman’s  famous, triumphant concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Goodman was the first jazz musician to perform at Carnegie Hall. And this one performance transformed jazz from a music associated with blacks regionally to an American-wide phenomenon. Hard to believe that one concert could change American culture. “Sing, Sing, Sing” was the climactic piece […]

This week’s articles of note

“A house that Murdoch bought,” The National Interest, by Conrad Black [Review of three books on the newspaper industry] “What good is Wall Street?” The New Yorker, by John Cassidy “Chomsky: ‘The business elites… are instinctive Marxists,'” truthout, by Keane Bhatt “The answer is no,” New York Magazine, by Jason Zengerle [Profile of New Jersey […]

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