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Special Encounters of the Jazz Kind

It’s Jazz Fest time in Montreal, 10 days of countless shows of all genres including, of course, some excellent jazz. Many have criticized the Festival’s organizers for not featuring enough jazz and while that might be true for the big free outdoor shows, there’s still plenty of great, authentic live jazz to be heard. Wayne…

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Glory Days: seeing Springsteen live

I’ve got to say that I’m a little, let’s be honest, very envious of the European Bruce fans who get to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live this spring. The setlists are killing me! As of yet, there are no North American dates announced and while my bank account is very happy…

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The Bruce Springsteen at The Apollo Story

If you’ve visited this blog before, you probably know I am a HUGE Springsteen fan. So when I found out he was playing an “intimate” gig at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC, I knew I had to do everything in my power to be there. My husband and his filmmaking partner were planning on shooting…

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A Jazz Night in Montreal

A few nights ago something extraordinary happened. Having just moved into a new place, I decided to spend a quiet Friday night at home with my husband and watch a George Harrison documentary. At 10:20, the phone rings and a representative from the Montreal Jazz Festival is telling my hubby we are exclusively invited to…