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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Empty Stocking is slowly filling with gifts

    Empty Stocking is slowly filling with gifts
    Christmas season comes early for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund, and the elves are busy working to get toys packed for the 831 Harford County children who will receive gifts of toys this holiday season. Time is running short, and the shelves in Santa's...
  • Empty Stocking passes halfway mark in fundraising

    Christmas is arriving early this year for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund's many recipients and the charity has just reached the halfway mark toward its goal of raising $80,000 to help Harford County children and families in need this holiday season. As...
  • Candlelight Concert Society's brassy 40th anniversary in Columbia

    Candlelight Concert Society's brassy 40th anniversary in Columbia
    The Candlelight Concert Society is tooting its own horn by commissioning a new piece of music to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Paul Salerni's "Many Happy Returns" receives its world premiere performance by the Philadelphia Brass Quintet on...
  • Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow

    Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow
    Several generous donations in the past week helped The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund move past the $30,000 mark in fundraising for this year's drive to help needy Harford County children and their families during the Christmas holidays. As of Monday, the...
  • Gustav "Gus" Baer, Nordstrom pianist

    Gustav "Gus" Baer, Nordstrom pianist
    Gustav "Gus" Baer, a retired executive and certified public accountant who had a second career as a pianist entertaining Nordstrom shoppers with his spirited renditions of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin classics, died Oct. 9 of a...
  • Venus Theatre unveils 2013 season as 'Lucky 13'

    Venus Theatre unveils 2013 season as 'Lucky 13'
    Murder, perfectionism, family stress and sometimes— in the midst of it all — triumph over struggles, are what Venus Theatre's productions are made of for the upcoming 2013 season. After going through mounds of scripts, Venus Theatre founder...
  • Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...
  • Babe Ruth, Elkton and the Battle of Waterloo

    A recent article about the declining marriage business in Elkton suggested there was an "unconfirmed" report that Babe Ruth had been married there ("Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton," Dec. 28). Such reports are not only unconfirmed, they...
  • PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master

    PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master
    It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame. But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
  • Datebook

    Monday, March 5 Classical music The Naval Academy Band and the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble perform in a joint concert at 8 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Stadium Drive and University Boulevard in College Park. The program...
  • Arundel regional concert series offers discounted entertainment

    Three regional concert series are about to open their 2011-2012 season, and they're featuring bargain subscription prices for those who order in time for the Sept. 20, 21 or 24 opening concerts. Conveniently close to home, all three offer performances...
  • Opera star Denyce Graves joins Peabody Conservatory faculty

    Opera star Denyce Graves joins Peabody Conservatory faculty
    In terms of talent, glamour and wide appeal, few opera singers today rank as high as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. No wonder there's quite a buzz at the Peabody Conservatory, where Graves will join the voice faculty in the fall. People are still talking...