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  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96.
  • Facts in case have yet to be determined [Letter]

    Was Vince Mercurio's Aug. 29 letter regarding Michael Brown "Facts tell a different story" a satire piece? The jury is still out on most of Mercurio's "facts," and it's very clear upon reading this letter that Mercurio regurgitated his talking points...

    In Stanford linguistics study, the accent is on how Californians speak

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Like many Californians, architect Ron Vrilakas insists he doesn't have an accent. "Of course not," said Vrilakas, 51, a Sacramento native. "Nobody thinks they have an accent. I don't. Anybody who speaks differently than I do is the one...

    Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton

    Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton
    It is a circus as much as a concert. Wearing colorful costumes, the players are singing, chanting, dancing, making percussive noises on anything from drums to homemade instruments, keeping rhythm by blowing across the tops of bottles, tap dancing and...

    Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry

    Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry
    Every major touring band will likely encounter the same ups and downs: the nights when you aren't feeling it, the shows where it all clicks into place, where the music plays itself, the fears, the exaltation and the nightly rituals of winding down after a...