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By Knight-Ridder | October 11, 1991
What with Doc Severinson scheduled for bronzing next year, speculation runs rampant over who will replace the "Tonight Show" bandleader when the Jay Leno era begins in May.Jazzman Branford Marsalis is hot in the running, USA Today says. But Leno's executive producer, Helen Gorman Kushnick, says she won't make a decision until January.Marsalis, she says, is "an incredibly talented musician. He's one of many people who have either expressed interest to us, or to whom we've expressed interest."
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September 7, 2006
Ben Harper -- Merriweather Post Pavilion / In March, Ben Harper released his seventh studio album, the two-disc Both Sides of the Gun. On Sunday, Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals, perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley opens. Merriweather is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $25-$40 and are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Branford Marsalis -- Rams Head Tavern / Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who along with his quartet has a new CD called Braggtown out Tuesday, performs two shows Wednesday night at Rams Head Tavern.
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By Cox News Service | September 23, 1990
Branford Marsalis. Name ring a bell?"Most people don't know who I am," the musician claims.However, some may recognize him as the brother of the eminent classical/jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis. And anyone familiar with rock star Sting's last three albums has heard the saxophonist at work.But he is on his own, or at least with his Branford Marsalis Quartet, as he performs across the country.He enjoyed touring with and playing on albums for Sting, "Dream of the Blue Turtles" and ". . . Nothing Like the Sun."
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By Mason Marcus | June 30, 2005
Marsalis' `Tha Bloc' Ellis Marsalis III (aka the poet Luce) turns his lens to life on the city block at his exhibition black & white and gray meet on tha bloc showing this month at Minas. The New Orleans native (and brother of Wynton and Branford Marsalis) has taken these black-and-white photographs over the past decade, depicting the wide variety of life on a Baltimore city block. By highlighting such divisive differences as income, religion and age, he forces the viewer to notice the idiosyncratic features of his subjects.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 17, 1999
Branford Marsalis admits that "Requiem," his latest release, is not the album he wanted to make. "No," he says, and laughs ruefully. "But [stuff] happens. Work on the album started normally, with Marsalis taking his quartet -- pianist Kenny Kirkland, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and bassist Eric Revis -- into the studio to learn some new material. "Those guys are just horrible at rehearsals," the saxophonist explains, over the phone from New York. "What I like to do is just take two days in the studio, which puts the pressure on them because the tape is rolling.
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By David Zurawik | May 25, 1992
"We have a new show, a new look, new desk, new sets, new backdrop, new staff," Jay Leno said in a recent interview. And tonight at 11:35 on WMAR-Channel 2, the all-new "Tonight Show" starring Leno debuts.Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen, of course, signed off Friday night after the longest goodbye since Kareem Abdul Jabbar left the NBA.Now it's Leno's turn to see if he can find a profitable niche for NBC in the multichannel world of late- night cable and syndicated competition.
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September 7, 2006
Ben Harper -- Merriweather Post Pavilion / In March, Ben Harper released his seventh studio album, the two-disc Both Sides of the Gun. On Sunday, Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals, perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley opens. Merriweather is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $25-$40 and are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Branford Marsalis -- Rams Head Tavern / Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who along with his quartet has a new CD called Braggtown out Tuesday, performs two shows Wednesday night at Rams Head Tavern.
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By Mason Marcus | June 30, 2005
Marsalis' `Tha Bloc' Ellis Marsalis III (aka the poet Luce) turns his lens to life on the city block at his exhibition black & white and gray meet on tha bloc showing this month at Minas. The New Orleans native (and brother of Wynton and Branford Marsalis) has taken these black-and-white photographs over the past decade, depicting the wide variety of life on a Baltimore city block. By highlighting such divisive differences as income, religion and age, he forces the viewer to notice the idiosyncratic features of his subjects.
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By Karin Remesch | June 21, 2001
Civil War festival in Gettysburg A living-history encampment, band concerts, lectures, book and collector shows, a Civil War train ride, historic tours and fireworks are part of the 19th annual Gettysburg Civil War Heritage Days tomorrow through Sunday and June 28 through July 8. Held in conjunction with the 138th anniversary of the historic battle fought in Gettysburg, Pa., the 14-day festival is geared to families as well as the serious student, historian...
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 5, 2001
Marsalis Creation: Branford Marsalis, saxophone; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. (Sony Classical SK 89251) Classical-music fans who normally shy away from anything smacking of crossover-itis shouldn't hesitate to check out this thoroughly engaging collection of saxy, sometimes sexy French music. Like his brother Wynton, saxophonist Branford Marsalis has the chops for both classical and jazz repertoire, with a warm, well-focused tone and fluent technique. Here, he gets to apply his talents to such jazz-inflected scores as Milhaud's "La Creation du monde" and Ibert's "Concertino" (he slips some fabulous riffs of his own into Ibert's third-movement cadenza)
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | February 24, 2002
There's an unmistakable Russian tint to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2002-2003 season -- 17 works by 11 Russian composers. But that's only part of the picture. Also providing color is a welcome sampling of pieces by contemporary composers, along with works by rather infrequently encountered masters of the past (more than a dozen pieces will get their first BSO performances). Putting the finishing touches on the season, as usual, will be lots of meat-and-potatoes music. The lineup lacks the extra excitement that, say, a world premiere can provide, but it has distinct strengths.
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By Karin Remesch | June 21, 2001
Civil War festival in Gettysburg A living-history encampment, band concerts, lectures, book and collector shows, a Civil War train ride, historic tours and fireworks are part of the 19th annual Gettysburg Civil War Heritage Days tomorrow through Sunday and June 28 through July 8. Held in conjunction with the 138th anniversary of the historic battle fought in Gettysburg, Pa., the 14-day festival is geared to families as well as the serious student, historian...
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 5, 2001
Marsalis Creation: Branford Marsalis, saxophone; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. (Sony Classical SK 89251) Classical-music fans who normally shy away from anything smacking of crossover-itis shouldn't hesitate to check out this thoroughly engaging collection of saxy, sometimes sexy French music. Like his brother Wynton, saxophonist Branford Marsalis has the chops for both classical and jazz repertoire, with a warm, well-focused tone and fluent technique. Here, he gets to apply his talents to such jazz-inflected scores as Milhaud's "La Creation du monde" and Ibert's "Concertino" (he slips some fabulous riffs of his own into Ibert's third-movement cadenza)
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 17, 1999
Branford Marsalis admits that "Requiem," his latest release, is not the album he wanted to make. "No," he says, and laughs ruefully. "But [stuff] happens. Work on the album started normally, with Marsalis taking his quartet -- pianist Kenny Kirkland, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and bassist Eric Revis -- into the studio to learn some new material. "Those guys are just horrible at rehearsals," the saxophonist explains, over the phone from New York. "What I like to do is just take two days in the studio, which puts the pressure on them because the tape is rolling.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1999
Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the acclaimed Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and classical guitarist Christopher Parkening are some of the headliners for the 11th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts, which begins in June.Other performers include Michael Moschen, a theatrical juggler and former Cirque du Soleil performer, and the Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford Quartet. The Doug Varone & Dancers, famous for athleticism and split-second moves, will present the world premiere of a performance, and poet laureate Rita Dove will read from her latest collection of poetry, "On the Bus With Rosa Parks."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 16, 1995
Environmentalism is a pretty easy cause for pop musicians to support. After all, who really wants to make a stand against issues like clean air, clean water and better waste management?So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the 25th anniversary of Earth Day has prompted not one but two large-scale concerts. On Friday, there will be a mostly alterna-rock benefit show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, with Natalie Merchant in one of her first public performances since leaving 10,000 Maniacs.
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May 21, 1992
WHEN THE King of Late Night bids his television audience farewell for the last time in the wee hours tomorrow (it will actually be early on Saturday, Eastern Daylight Time, when we see it here), it will mark the end of an era in cultural American history.Thirty years of Johnny Carson is a lifetime for many of us. He has become as familiar as the bedroom furniture. And just as comfortable, and as predictably cozy, as those warm winter slippers.But the real generational symbol is hardly getting any notice.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | April 28, 1993
Branford Marsalis, saxophonist and leader of TV's most visible house band, plays down his ability to put little-known jazz artists in front of a nightly audience of 8 million to 10 million viewers.Since May 25, when Jay Leno launched the new-look "Tonight Show," a chorus line of less-than-household names has joined the Marsalis band for numbers that are heard by home viewers only when the screen flickers in and out of commercials.But even that tiny exposure can have a surging effect on album sales, as saxophonist Everette Harp discovered last year when he played several of his own tunes with the Marsalis band.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | September 18, 1992
I STILL BELIEVE IN YOUVince Gill (MCA 10630)As a stylist, Vince Gill is nothing if not versatile. In the space NTC of three songs, "I Believe in You," his new album, moves from the slick country rock of the Eagles-ish "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" to the classic honky-tonk balladry of "No Future in the Past," to the plaintive white-soul groove of "Nothing Like a Woman." Yet as much as it might seem that Gill's genre-jumping is just his attempt to be all things to all listeners, what he's really being is true to his songs.
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