The red-headed, piano-stomping teenager of the mid-2000s has grown up, dyed her hair black and completely ditched the piano. Plus, one-woman chorus and powerhouse Krista Apple-Hodge steals the stage.
for the last few years, Lovano’s been leading his Us Five quintet, a quicksilver combo consisting of two drummers, Otis Brown, III and the Afro-Cuban rhythm wizard Francisco Mela, pianist James Weidman and the ubergirl bassist Esperanza Spalding
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Negrodamus once ran the circus. Seriously. “Absolutely,” caustic comic legend Paul Mooney, the most fearless comedian working today, admitted to PW in a recent phone interview, recalling his start in show biz. “I was the first black ringmaster, in fact. Now there are black ringleaders and black circuses, so people don’t know we weren’t allowed to [...]