Posts Tagged ‘Greg Tate’

Along Came Ra: Jazz Setlist, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s “arrival”: The jazz composer insisted that he was born on Saturn, arriving on Earth in 1914.

ToDo ToDay: TIME Portraits and “Drums Along the Potomac”

For their newest exhibit, the National Portrait Gallery dug through their Time cover collection to showcase a selection of iconic works by portraitist Boris Chaliapin. The artist nicknamed “Mr. Time” created an astounding 413 cover portraits for Time from 1942 through 1970, making him the most prolific artist in the magazine’s stable.  The Smithsonian show emphasizes portraits [...]

Greg Tate on Go-Go, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, and What Makes Him Giddy

Greg Tate always thinks big. Readers of the Village Voice probably remember Tate for his music writing—as a critic at the paper from 1987 to 2003, Tate tossed street slang, academic lingo, and literary and historical references into his music criticism. An Ohio-born, D.C.-raised Howard University grad, Tate co-founded the Black Rock Coalition and wrote [...]