| July 24, 2009

So I’m leaving the Taj Mahal the early afternoon of July 15 and it’s unbelievably hot and to get to the tour bus I have to run a vendor and beggar gauntlet unlike any I’ve ever encountered including one kind of like this outside the Great Wall of China. Only this one puts vendors and […]

And now, from India…

| July 20, 2009

I’ve just arrived at the Leela Kempinski Goa on the coast of the Indian Ocean in the southwestern part of this fantastic country. It’s one of the most beautiful resorts I’ ve ever seen. The per-night cost of the suite I’m typing this in approaches my monthly mortgage payment; no wonder it’s so relaxing. It […]

Keeping up with Sean Jones

| July 8, 2009

This isn’t exactly breaking news, but it’s exciting nevertheless: Sean Jones, a charismatic young trumpet virtuoso with fabulous leadership abilities, is the new artistic director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. He’s actually interim artistic director, because he’s testing the Cleveland waters to see whether becoming official artistic director of the CJO will fit in with […]

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