Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Parker’

This Week in WCP Arts: Choreographers’ Video Addiction, Blue Valentine, Trumpet Grrrl

Amanda Abrams leads off this week's arts section with her pronouncement that D.C. choreographers are overusing—and often misusing—video in their productions. Still, some have succeeded, and she shares some of their advice for successfully marrying dance and video.
Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews the Michelle Williams/Ryan Gosling drama Blue Valentine and the ponderous, seascape-heavy Alamar—two films involving [...]

RIP Hank Jones

Hank Jones, 91, one of the last survivors of the bebop generation and a pianist of almost unprecedented esteem, died yesterday in Manhattan of natural causes.
Born in Mississippi in 1918 and raised in Pontiac, Mich., Jones was the head of a musical family that included his brothers Thad, a trumpeter and noted bandleader, and Elvin, [...]