This spring, the Richmond Jazz Society is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth with a series of performances by female jazz artists.
More newness is seeping into yet another week’s World Music Show (5/6). This not only means good news for your ears, but good news for your method of listening—whether it’s a full-blown Hi-Fi system or a little transistor radio—ok yes, I’m totally dating myself. Because I’m sure you’re hunkered down in your Opal or your Volvo wagon while listening to the show, or perhaps you’re lying on your twin bed listening on your clock radio. But whatever your choice of listening device, this week’s show has something for everyone.
The Richmond Ballet will be returning to The Joyce Theater in New York for the first time since 2010. For these performances, the company has selected pieces by four gifted choreograpers: Ma Cong, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Val Camiparoli and Richmond Ballet Artistic Associate Malcolm Burn.
Sadly or maybe happily, this isn’t a Hollywood premier. But on this week’s World Music Show (4/29), the stars of the show (besides you, the listener of course), will be plentiful and magical.
When I spin the big wheel o’ fun on this week’s World Music Show (4-22), I foresee the prize needle landing on both a mix of new music as well as some local World Music. How do I know this? I rigged the board—that’s right. I write the rules of this musical love fest—that’s just how it goes. So sit back, buckle up and get your fingers poised to spin the wheel (because that’s all people want to do, right? Spin?).
Now, here’s the run down of how the slots are going to filled. First up , for all the new music sections, we’ve got artists like: