When Xenia Rubinos' album "Magic Trix" landed in my lap it felt like the most tangible show of piano and percussive prowess.
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts kicked off its Reset week of events with a presentation by artist David Scanavino, creator of "Candy Crush," an installation exhibit covering the floor and wall of the gallery.
At the CD/LP release party for Sleepy Kitty on Friday, Evan Sult summed it up best: "I think we had some kind of mini-festival going on here tonight!"
The long-term contract is well known in the world of sports, but in the world of music, such commitments tend to be reserved for the divas of the Las Vegas strip. However, the people of St. Louis have spoken and have welcomed the Bad Plus to Jazz at the Bistro for eight straight years, and extended a contract to return every January for the foreseeable future.
This past year, my concert schedule started with a frantic pace, but then unfortunately dwindled away a bit due to increasing limitations on time and finances.
Throughout the year our volunteer photographers battle inclement weather, large crowds, long lines, over-zealous dancers and crazy lighting schemes in order to deliver some incredible concert photos for our readers and listeners.