When you interview Lea DeLaria, the conversation breezily bobs and weaves into unexpected and fun arenas, but you’ll consistently get two things from the beloved performer: truth and joy. Going back a bit, DeLaria made a big splash in 1993 when she was the first openly gay comic to appear on a late-night talk show (anyone else […]
Music and recordings from Max Roach, one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, will be preserved at the Library of Congress, curators and his family announced Monday.
By Randall Chase and Katie Zezema, AP, DOVER, Del. — Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as “Black Byrd,” has died. He was 80. He died Feb. 4 […]