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Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy peninsula near Annapolis, known as "the beach," for a day's outing. Carr's Beach — its proper name —...
Sunday, May 6 Lecture The Columbia Jewish Congregation Adult Education Committee presents Dr. Carolivia Herron speaking on "Out of Africa: Jewish Stories From Ethiopia And Zimbabwe" at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in...
Band teacher Charles Funn's voice thundered in a classroom at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, shouting the names of familiar Southern foods as a way to help the students to find their rhythm. You can feel both, he explained, in your soul. "Fried...
Tags: High Schools, Ray Charles, Science, Arts, African Americans
Sun ReporterCab Calloway, the swing-era singer, actor and bandleader who soared to national popularity in the '30s and '40s on the strength of such hits as "Minnie the Moocher" and "It Ain't Necessarily So," has died at the age of 86. The Baltimore-bred musician...
Sun StaffTonight at 8, Frank Robinson makes his national acting debut on "The Cosby Show" on Channel 2 (WMAR-TV) The episode was taped in New York two months ago. Sun reporter Mary Corey spent the afternoon on the set, interviewing and observing the budding...
The very loose, somewhat rough, thoroughly enjoyable show that unfolded at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night did not follow the club's usual format. Instead of featuring a main attraction, the whimsically titled "Dynamic Duos" show featured two...
An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...
It never has been easy to define jazz, but the task won't be any simpler at this weekend's UCF Orlando Jazz Festival, which aims to introduce music fans to the scope of the genre's influences. At concerts Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the...
Tags: Carlos Santana, Orlando Magic, Teachers, Artists, Festive Events
Bruce Forman, widely recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the world, has gotten off the straight-ahead path in recent years to follow what seems at first a highly unlikely alternate route: Western swing. Essentially a musical curiosity or...
Brandishing welcome optimism, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is expanding its Chicago stay and will play the Auditorium Theatre Friday through March 17, one of the longest visits by an out-of-town troupe in recent memory. "We're absolutely...
Tags: David Dorfman, Bob Dylan, Alvin Ailey, Music Industry, Music
As everyone knows, America's jazz hotspots are Chicago, New York, New Orleans and … Elmhurst? Well, as of tomorrow evening, at least, the western suburb will indeed be pulsing with the music, as jazz stars and student ensembles from across the...
An Evening with Branford Marsalis Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
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