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Istanbul festival to jazz up the city

Set to run between Nov. 3 and Nov. 19, the 27th Akbank Jazz Festival promises to bring talents and masters from around the world to Istanbul The Akbank Jazz Festival, which has been introducing world renowned jazz musicians from aroundthe…

Concert set at Blaine County Fairgrounds

https://www.facebook.com/elibarsimusic Eli Barsi poses for a photograph. Barsi and local musicians Ken Overcast and his grandaughter Molly Halingstad will perform Thrusday at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in a fundraising concert for the…

Who can fill the role of Tom Lehrer today?

IT FEELS quaint now: a man with tidy hair and an elegant suit sits at a piano, his thick glasses sticking to his nose. He makes a few quips, and the audience titters politely. Then the man begins to sing. Flowers in his voice, he tells the…