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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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  • Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter

    Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter
    Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s. One of many gifted session musicians in the group,...
  • Guggenheim announces 2012 fellows

     
    The 2012 Guggenheim Foundation fellows have been announced....
  • Rhythm + Blue

     
    Joseph Wambaugh and Michael Connelly talk cops, conflict and the mystery that is Los Angeles...
  • Album review: Vijay Iyer Trio's 'Accelerando'

     
    The Vijay Iyer Trio offers a celebration of the groove on "Accelerando," the trio's follow-up to 2009's acclaimed "Historicity."...
  • Two 1970s hit soft-rockers, '80s hit blues rockers to top free Levitt Pavilion season

     
    Two soft-rock groups that had multiple hits in the 1970s and one blues-rock group that had hits in the 1980s top this summer's season of more than 50 free shows that will be offered at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks......
  • Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80

     
    Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80, discusses his music and values....
  • SteelStacks' ArtsQuest Center to add cabaret to cafe

     
    The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem has a café – its headline Musikfest Café venue. Now, it will have a cabaret. Actress and singer Lynnie Godfrey will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook in a new monthly series, “An Evening......
  • Midwest Young Artists Fall 2011 Concerts at Pick-Staiger

     
    Concert Review: Midwest Young Artists "Discover Brilliance"This is getting to be a habit.Sunday at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston (under the heading "Discover Brilliance"), Dr. …...
  • On Location: L.A. movie palaces still matter to film industry

     
    Movie palaces: The opulent movie palaces and vaudeville halls of downtown Los Angeles may be monuments to a bygone era, but they are still keeping their ties to Hollywood....
  • Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center

     
    Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West performed the first of three "Watch the Throne" concerts at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
  • Re-creating Fela Kuti's Nigerian club at the Troubadour

     
    Kuti's jazz-funk will get a workout at the Troubadour. “Fela!,” the unconventional Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, does a remarkable job re-creating a night at the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo...
  • Influences: Pianist (and NPR host) Christopher O'Riley

     
    Christopher O’Riley, classical pianist and host of National Public Radio’s show “From the Top,” will be joined by cellist Matt Haimovitz at Cerritos Center. Here, Christopher O’Riley shares some of his influences....