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Jun
26
2018

MADELEINE PEYROUX

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City Recital Hall, June 13 6.5/10 Like the other party in a thorny marriage, Madeleine Peyroux can vex as much as she enchants. After an intimate opening, in which she just accompanied herself on acoustic guitar for three tunes, an expert band joined her to revisit the song that opened up the world: Leonard Cohen’s […]

Jun
19
2018

GRETCHEN PARALTO FLOR

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Verbrugghen Hall, June 3 Whether in politics, broadcasting, plays, films or music, we live in an era where bluster, gaucheness and antagonism trump subtlety, nuance and simple beauty. But Gretchen Parlato is fighting back. Well, not exactly fighting. She’s showing that there’s another way. Rather than trying to make herself and her work larger than […]

Jun
15
2018

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET

Adan Jones

City Recital Hall, June 2 8.5/10 They begin at such a whisper they almost have you leaning forward in your seat, and then suddenly spin into the thrills and spills of bassist Eric Revis’s Dance of the Evil Toys – aptly named, given its wicked syncopations. The energy level is instantly blistering, but without the […]