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Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

For many, “compromise” is the dirtiest word in art. It suggests artists sell out, catering to buyers’ whims, sullying themselves and their “self-expression” for filthy lucre. We like to believe […]

Tipitina’s: Times Change and Why New Orleans Musicians Don’t Make Any Money

Tipitina’s—it’s a household word when it comes to talking about New Orleans music. But it wasn’t always that way. Fifteen years ago, when I moved back to my native New […]