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  1. Creative Black Music at the Walker

    Whoa! The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has launched a remarkable archive of creative black music dating back some 40 years, including audio (and in some cases video) of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, Julius Eastman, Betty Carter, Wadada Leo Smith, and Amiri Baraka.
  2. Interesting article about a recently-deceased artist in LA, RoHo, who collaborated with an artists' group/space called Studio Z for a while. "RoHo began staging concerts and poetry readings in Studio Z's cavernous space in Inglewood that was once an old dance studio, booking his practitioners of avant-garde jazz such as saxophonists Julius Hemphill and David Murray, pianist Horace Tapscott, woodwindist John Carter, trumpeter Bobby Bradford and the performance-jazz troupe the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Photographer Tylon Barrea attended the latter: "During Malachi [Favors]'s solo, one-third of the ceiling fell down — and nobody paid any attention."'