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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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  • The 1930s: Tourists arrive and the population doubles, despite hardships

    The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline. While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
  • Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
  • Pianist Randy Weston performs with his African Rhythms Quintet at the Artists Collective on Saturday

    Pianist Randy Weston performs with his African Rhythms Quintet at the Artists Collective on Saturday
    Randy Weston is the kind of artist you have to dig for. His music is real insider stuff, the sort you'd grab from a record store bin because the cover looked cool or because someone much hipper than you dropped his name. Thanks to YouTube, you can view...
  • 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...
  • Album boasts an infectious rhythm

    Music, in addition to just sounding pleasant, has the ability to enhance everyday experiences. It can often bring you to tears in the wake of some tragedy, or help you celebrate the joys and triumphs of life. Sometimes, though, music is at its most...
  • Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"

    Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic  Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"
    Airs on DC50, Sunday, February 19 @ 3PM   Seventy-one years ago it was no surprise when the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind" won the Best Picture Oscar, and Vivien Leigh took home Best Actress honors as Scarlett O’Hara.  Probably the most...
  • Frank Sinatra Jr. to perform at Newport Beach Jazz Party

    The talented son of the Chairman of the Board headlines the Newport Beach Jazz Party — dubbed "From Ellington to Sinatra" — this President's Day weekend. Frank Sinatra Jr. and a 20-piece band are scheduled to perform 10:05 p.m. Sunday as...
  • Fairfield University Announces its 2012-2013 Arts Season

    Fairfield University Announces its 2012-2013 Arts Season
    Fairfield University has announced its 2012-2013 season, and it includes the usual wide array of events, from fine art exhibits and lectures to Grammy-winning musicians and dance troupes. As far as music goes, the Quick Center will host concerts by the...
  • Remembering folk guitar great Doc Watson, 1923-2012

    Remembering folk guitar great Doc Watson, 1923-2012
    The folk music world is in mourning today with news of  Doc Watson's death. The North Carolina guitarist and singer died Tuesday in Winston-Salem. He was 89. As evidenced by the thousands who make the pilgrimage Wilkesboro, N.C., to attend Watson's...
  • Serenata de arroz con frijoles

    Todo empezó con un almuerzo de arroz con frijoles (o porotos, como los llaman en Paraguay). Berta Rojas, una destacada guitarrista clásica paraguaya, le envió tímidamente un e-mail a Paquito D'Rivera para indagar si éste escucharía su propuesta, y el...
  • 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....