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Review: San Jose Jazz Festival delivers serious fun

By David Becker Many other jazz festivals seem to encourage the musicians to act like brain surgeons, egging on their artistic sensibilities and treating the work as high art. Not the San Jose Jazz Festival, which just wound up its 25th…Continue reading

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Byblos hypnotized by Khalife, orchestra, ensemble & soloists

BYBLOS, Lebanon: Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening. For more than two hours, the spectators witnessed a night of outstanding instrumental solos, performed alongside mass choral and solo voice performances and orchestral compositions. …. Accordionist and…Continue reading

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