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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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  • Jessye Norman dishes on hip-hop's origins and the Duke

     
    Soprano Jessye Norman sings Saturday with Muse-ique in Pasadena...
  • Musikfest's classical offerings an interesting sampling of styles and genres

     
    By Philip A. Metzger Special to The Morning Call One of the charms of Musikfest is its capacity to serve as a sampler. Certainly that’s true of the incredible variety of food offerings (I sometimes think the event should be......
  • The Arts on TV: Sister Wendy; Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett

     
    “Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
  • Terry Teachout’s ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ has world premiere in Orlando

     
    Writer and arts critic Terry Teachout first encountered jazz great Louis Armstrong on “The Ed Sullivan Show” — thanks to his mother. It was the mid-1960s, and Armstrong was singing “Hello, Dolly!” He recalls: “My mom...
  • Swingin' to the beat

    Swingin' to the beat
    On the hottest day so far this year, hundreds of people sought relief and refrains from a 17-piece jazz band, when the city of Glendale kicked off its summer concert series Wednesday night at Verdugo Park. It was the first act of "2010 Movies, Music,...
  • Photographer To Jazz Greats Dead At 87

    Photographer To Jazz Greats Dead At 87
    He will go down as one of the greatest Photographers of our time. At one point in his much traveled life, Herman Leonard lived here in New Orleans. Singer Tony Bennet said, "No one photographs better than Herman Leonard. Leonard died Saturday outside...
  • The Valley Line: Orchestra brings the heat

    The Valley Line: Orchestra brings the heat
    For all of you summer lovers, at last you have been able to revel in the heat. The beginning of the week was exactly as August should be — HOT! Last Saturday night a sliver of a moon shone brightly with the planet Jupiter twinkling nearby, when...
  • Mesa Musings: The day martial music died at OCC

    He always referred to me as James, never Jim. The only person to call me that was my mother. Whenever I was in big trouble, she used "James" in combination with my middle name. His demeanor was aloof and formal, somewhat unusual for a jazz artist. He...
  • Norfolk's Discovery concert series to return with Pokey LaFarge, Magic Slim, Cowboy Junkies

    Norfolk's Discovery concert series to return with Pokey LaFarge, Magic Slim, Cowboy Junkies
    Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has been importing high-quality, slightly-under-the-radar acts for years now. It's great to see that the series is still alive and kicking. Staff members announced the fall 2011-winter 2012 shows this week. As has been the...
  • Classically Trained: Auditions loom for women's chorus

    Don't expect a wisecracking Simon Cowell at this audition. That's a fundamental note Eliza Rubenstein wants all those hopeful singers out there to know when they try out for the Orange County Women's Chorus, whose auditions start next week. "The first...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    TUESDAY Paul Clark Quartet Paul Clark Quartet performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. David Folkenflik NPR correspondent David Folkenflik is giving a...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    WEDNESDAY GZA Wu-Tang Clan member GZA performs tracks from his second solo album "Liquid Swords," which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 charts when it was released in 1995. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa...