[JPL] further signs of cultural illiteracy

EdBride at aol.com EdBride at aol.com
Thu Jan 5 11:52:17 EST 2012

Tom, do you remember what the "answers" that should have elicited the  
questions "Who is Sun Ra" and "Who is Artie Shaw"?
Regarding Kennedy Center: I'm trying to remember if jazz musicians were in  
the audience when Brubeck got his honor. Maybe jazz musicians either 
couldn't  afford the tickets (dark humor) or couldn't afford to give up the gig 
(darker  humor). 
In a message dated 1/5/2012 10:04:15 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
tr at wfcr.org writes:

Sun Ra  and Artie Shaw were the answers (in the form of questions) on 
Jeopardy  this week.  None of the contestants even pushed their buttons.   
And as I noted in a blog entry last week, not a single jazz musician was  
shown in the audience at the Kennedy Center Honors telecast last week,  
besides Sonny Rollins and the hired hands on stage that  is.

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