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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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  • Loving Wagner anyway

     
    At the Hollywood Bowl recently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic gave a rare performance of Percy Grainger???s imaginary ballet, ???The Warriors.??? There were, as far as I could tell, no protests from the audience about performing this rambunctious and...
  • Live review: Marianne Faithfull at Royce Hall

     
    The '60 survivor takes an emotional journey through her career, including her new album and the hit that started it all, Jagger-Richards' 'As Tears Go By.' Marianne Faithfull has lived a life of reinterpretation. She began as a pretty young......
  • 2010 Grammy Hall of Fame recordings announced

     
    The newest additions to the roster of Grammy Hall of Fame recordings remind music fans that “a kiss is still a kiss,” “I wish they all could be California girls” and to “Shake it up, baby!” Among the 25 recordings......
  • Grammy countdown: How the awards can stay relevant

     
    At the age of 52, the Grammy Awards are set in their ways. As the Oscars and the Emmys made dramatic changes to their galas, upping the number of nominees of major categories, the Grammys waved goodbye to polka. Changes......
  • Jay-Z: The next Frank Sinatra?

     
    Here's hoping you're not yet tired of "Empire State of Mind." The Times' Geraldine Baum writes in this Sunday's Calendar that the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit appears to be ready to stand the test of time. The question Baum......
  • Live Review: Mose Allison at Largo at the Coronet [UPDATED]

     
    Mose Allison fans couldn’t have asked for a more ideal environment for the second performance of his two-night stand at Largo at the Coronet on Sunday night. The first winter storm of 2010 snarled traffic and might have taken a......
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Jan. 23, 1960

     
    Mash Notes and Comment (Press Release) "As far as space travel is concerned, a big bosom is a bust -- according to an article in the new issue of Look magazine. "Although pulchritude may be an asset here on earth, a group of authorities on space travel...
  • Music review: Mandolinist extraordinaire Chris Thile

     
    Mandolinist extraordinaire Chris Thile is only 28, but already he has shocked or changed the world in which he operates several times. First, there was his breakout work with the acoustic trio Nickel Creek. More recently with the Punch Brothers,......
  • Live Review: Salute to Jazz at the Grammy Museum

     
    The Recording Academy started ramping up for Sunday’s Grammy Awards on Tuesday night, honoring influential guitarist and educator Kenny Burrell as part of its annual Salute to Jazz. Held in the Grammy Museum’s cozy performance space, the evening...
  • Dance review: Alvin Ailey at the Orange County Performing Arts Center

     
    “Celebration” happened to be the unofficial theme for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s opening night program Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the first of four different slates of mixed repertory being presented through...
  • Live review: Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades at Vitello's

     
    Typically armed with a small hardware store of electronics, gadgets and noisemakers when performing with explosive avant-jazz trio the Nels Cline Singers, drummer Scott Amendola presented a more stripped-down but no less adventurous side in a duo...
  • Obama's guests: Parisians in America

     
    by Mark Silva Ever since Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, spent his first summer vacation in office at a lake in New Hampshire, the French leader has been getting the royal treatment in followup visits to Washington. Former President George......