Felix Contreras http://ketr.org en Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies http://ketr.org/post/ethereal-jazz-singer-jimmy-scott-dies Singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15395174/little-jimmy-scott" target="_blank">Jimmy Scott</a> died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Las Vegas at age 88, according to his booking agent, Jean-Pierre Leduc. <p>Scott suffered from Kallmann's syndrome, a lifelong affliction that prevented his body from maturing through puberty. The condition slowed his growth, leaving his stature at 4 feet 11 inches until his late 30s. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 54922 at http://ketr.org Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died http://ketr.org/post/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/piano-jazz/">Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz</a>, an NPR program pairing conversation and duet performances that reached an audience of millions, connecting with jazz fans and the curious alike. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:28:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 41758 at http://ketr.org Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died Girl In A Coma: Rockers Tackle Their Second Language http://ketr.org/post/girl-coma-rockers-tackle-their-second-language Girl in a Coma is a trio of young women from San Antonio who play rock music — <em>loud</em> rock music — in both English and Spanish. Lead singer and songwriter Nina Diaz, 23, is the youngest member of the band. Her sister Phannie plays drums, while their longtime friend Jenn Alva slaps the bass. Girl in a Coma is signed to Blackheart Records — a label owned by rocker Joan Jett — and takes its name from the song "Girlfriend in a Coma" by The Smiths.<p>While the members take pride in their Latino heritage, there is another thing they have in common: None of them is actually fluent in Spanish. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 10544 at http://ketr.org Girl In A Coma: Rockers Tackle Their Second Language A Dwindling Trust Puts Free Concerts On The Rocks http://ketr.org/post/dwindling-trust-puts-free-concerts-rocks <em>Over the next few weeks, we're</em><em> producing stories about the business of putting on free concerts, how they work and what they bring to their communities. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:30:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 80 at http://ketr.org A Dwindling Trust Puts Free Concerts On The Rocks