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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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  • Patti Austin

    Patti Austin
    From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,“Enjoy The Silence,”...
  • The Valley Line: Bits, bows and bites from around town

    “Old Glory” was flying high and so beautiful, adorning many yards in our city. It was a great Fourth of July celebration for many people I’ve talked with. I had a lovely time with friends who live in the La Vinia neighborhood. We...
  • On Theater: There's plenty of heart in classy Bennett tribute

    On Theater: There's plenty of heart in classy Bennett tribute
    Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco a half-century ago, but the rest of him is still going strong as he approaches his 85th birthday next month. The man famously labeled Frank Sinatra's favorite singer isn't in evidence at the Laguna...
  • Our Laguna: Looking ahead to their greatest hits

    "Lagunatics," which wound up its 19th season with a gala performance Oct. 30, is already looking ahead to the 20th anniversary of the "Roast of the Coast," which will reprise the greatest hits in the show's history. Everybody has a favorite they would...
  • Children and young adults

    Children and young adults
    Abarat Absolute Midnight Clive Barker Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $24.99, ages 13 and up In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world. The Annotated Peter Pan J.M....
  • He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll

    He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll
    You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
  • Historical home studio

    Historical home studio
    Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
  • Jazz great's legacy preserved on Brand

    Jazz great's legacy preserved on Brand
    The Friday night jazz series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art draws a large and varied crowd. Some are there to hear the music and some — as Duke Ellington observed about the clientele of Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club — to...
  • Clarence Clemons tribute concert in Norfolk will feature E Street Band members, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds

    Clarence Clemons tribute concert in Norfolk will feature E Street Band members, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds
    As reported this morning by Daily Press staffer and Bruce Springsteen enthusiast Mike Holtzclaw, Norfolk in January will host a pair of events paying tribute to the late sax player Clarence Clemons. Clemons, a key member of Springsteen's E Street Band...
  • December 2011 Program Guide

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 MANNING UP Has the feminist transformation of western society reduced men to a state of perpetual adolescence? YES says Kay Hymowitz, author of "Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys." NO says Marj Halperin of...
  • On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford

    On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford
    While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
  • Dance review: 'Dance in the USA' has hits and misses

    The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster. However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...