Articles by: Sandra Lopez-Monsalve

Having Fun

Collage of jazz albums by female Grammy Award winners and NEA Jazz Masters honorees

The Jazz ladies

In a music genre ruled by men, female jazz musicians stand up to take the stage.

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Having Fun

Trombonist Slide Hampton

“245”: A Jazz history lesson in central Brooklyn

“245” is the name of an original jazz tune by Eric Dolphy, and it is also the number of a three-story house on Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn filled with Jazz history.

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In the Neighborhood

Absolute Piano photo in Sept 13, 2011
Taken form the store's Facebook page

After last week’s explosion: the pianos are gone

Absolute Pianos, a Harlem hallmark that sold and refurbished pianos, vanished into the rubble

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Having Fun

Holi at Richmond Hill, Queens

New York’s Hindus drench the city in a rainbow of colors

The city’s Hindus mark the festival Holi by dousing one another with vibrant colored powders.

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Earning a Living

Workers out in the deep freeze

Workers out in the deep freeze

Sanitation and construction workers, police officers, and street vendors all agree on how tough a person has to be about the frigid weather.

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