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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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  • Robert Graham, L.A. sculptor, dies at 70

    Robert Graham, L.A. sculptor, dies at 70
    Robert Graham, a Los Angeles sculptor with a towering public presence who designed major civic monuments across the nation, died Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his friend Roy Doumani said. Graham, who had been ill for about six months,...
  • 'The Dead All Have the Same Skin' by Boris Vian

    'The Dead All Have the Same Skin' by Boris Vian
    The Dead All Have the Same Skin A Novel Boris Vian, translated from the French by Paul Knobloch TamTam Books: 120 pp., $18 paper Imagine an intellectual, astutely French, who hangs out with the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre, has a child's sense of humor...
  • Danny's is a deli with a difference

    Danny's is a deli with a difference
    LOX, matzo ball soup and corned beef sandwiches are on the menu, but Danny's Venice Deli isn't a traditional Jewish delicatessen — and getting comfortable with that idea is key to enjoying the many pleasures it offers. Over time, it's likely to...
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic gala at Disney Hall

    Los Angeles Philharmonic gala at Disney Hall
    Pierre Boulez once infamously called for burning down opera houses as a way of beginning all over again with what seemed, to progressives in the 1950s, a moribund art form. He, of course, kept his matches in his pocket. Thursday night during a Los...
  • The accordion holds a lofty place

    The accordion holds a lofty place
    MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
  • Idyllwild

    Idyllwild, California What happens if, two-thirds of the way to a Palm Springs weekend, somebody grabs control of your family's vehicle, veers hard to the right, follows the cliff-clinging goat path known as California 243, then roars into the pines...
  • Ernest 'Brownie' Brown dies at 93; part of Cook and Brown tap dancing duo

    Ernest 'Brownie' Brown dies at 93; part of Cook and Brown tap dancing duo
    Ernest "Brownie" Brown, a legendary tap dancer who was part of the Cook and Brown duo and the traveling Copasetics dance troupe, has died in suburban Chicago. He was 93. Brown died Friday at a nursing home in Burbank, Ill., according to Scott Stearns,...
  • Brad Mehldau, Ellis Marsalis and McCoy Tyner at the Greek Theatre

    Brad Mehldau, Ellis Marsalis and McCoy Tyner at the Greek Theatre
    It was ambitious to schedule a jazz show as the Greek Theatre's season finale. But it may have been less the fear of a chilly November night than a sky full of smoke and a weekend of tragedy that kept more music fans from showing up Sunday for the...
  • Singing while under suspicion in Myanmar

    Singing while under suspicion in Myanmar
    The military government's tightening grip doesn't give people here much to sing about, and when they do feel the urge to make music, even that can be risky. The generals who rule Myanmar have spies snooping around for subversives in the most unlikely...
  • Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'

    Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'
    Bump Picasso. Forget Rococo. The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art. The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
  • Roy DeCarava dies at 89; art photographer depicted the African American experience

    Roy DeCarava dies at 89; art photographer depicted the African American experience
    Roy DeCarava, an art photographer whose pictures of everyday life in Harlem helped clarify the African American experience for a wider audience, has died. He was 89. He died Tuesday in New York City, his daughter Wendy DeCarava said. The cause was not...