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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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  • Five-time Grammy-winning country singer, Delta bluesman among new Musikfest Cafe acts

     
    Five-time Grammy winner Mary-Chapin Carpenter, bluesman Keb’ Mo’ and five other acts have just been announced as the newest acts scheduled for Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Mary-Chapin Carpenter Tickets...
  • 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology' unrivaled in quality and detail. Allentown natives featured.

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call “JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology” Smithsonian Folkways Singer Mel Torme once commented that both jazz and love are easy to experience, yet are the hardest two things to describe. With jazz, the...
  • Music review: Los Angeles Master Chorale, 'Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts' at Walt Disney Concert Hall

     
    Richard S. Ginell reviews Grant Gershon and James Newton leading the Los Angeles Master Chorale and a big band in "Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts" at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
  • Album review: Destroyer's 'Kaputt'

     
    Vancouver, Canada’s Dan Bejar, the occasional member of the New Pornographers, has been crafting adventurous solo albums with various musicians under the heavy metal-like moniker Destroyer since the '90s. On “Kaputt,” his ninth outing, Bejar has...
  • Mumford & Sons make old-timey instruments rock

     
    The name “Mumford & Sons” sounds like it belongs to an accounting firm or mortuary. But there was no mistaking it for a quaint family business when the British quartet took the stage last summer at Lollapalooza in Grant Park.......
  • Missing NIU student: Mounting frustration with lack of details

     
    Hundreds of people lit candles Tuesday night to honor Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller in a somber end to a day of mounting …...
  • Steinway honors pianist Michael Rickman, professor at Stetson University

     
    Critically acclaimed pianist Dr. Michael Rickman, professor of piano in Stetson University’s School of Music, has been honored by Steinway & Sons as a new member of its prestigious roster of Steinway Artists. The New York-based company says of its a...
  • Jazz review: Charles Lloyd at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center*

     
    Charles Lloyd rested his tenor saxophone at one point at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Saturday night and told the audience his younger quartet mates were "the best musicians in the world." The tribute raised a grateful smile......
  • Buddy Collette, L.A. jazz musician and activist, dies at 89

     
    One of the key figures on the Los Angeles jazz scene, Buddy Collette was a saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator who also worked as an advocate for the rights of African American musicians. Collette passed away on Sunday at the......
  • Live review: Joanna Newsom at Orpheum Theatre

     
    The harpist, pianist and singer, who has crafted a body of work that sounds like none other, stirs fans’ ardor and fills the hall with precisely rendered melodies.On Saturday at L.A.'s ornate Orpheum Theatre, the downtown venue originally built for........
  • Matt Weinstock, April 30, 1960

     
    Boys Are Finding People Aren't So Bad A recent wire story from Liberty, N.Y., related that business was bad for the brothers Katz-Steven, 10, Arthur, 8, and Robert, 6 -- founders of the Sav-A-Fine Co., a non-profit organization. When the boys find an...
  • 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...