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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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  • 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...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    THURSDAY The Living Room The Living Room, featuring DJ Scotty Coats, performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Chamber of Commerce Networking The...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY '90s Hip-Hop DJ Ron Sleezy and Robby Soul perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. H'Sao The dance music with a cappella vocals of H'Sao perform at...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    SATURDAY DJ Josh One DJ Josh One performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Del McCoury Bluegrass musician Del McCoury and his band perform at 8:15 p.m. at...
  • Terry Teachout's 'Satchmo at the Waldorf' has world premiere in Orlando

    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 called me in and said, 'This...
  • Selma, Ala.: Crossing a bridge into civil rights history

    Selma, Ala.: Crossing a bridge into civil rights history
    I like to walk bridges. I've crossed the obvious: The Brooklyn Bridge, with its panorama of Manhattan, makes your heart soar. And I've strolled the obscure, including the Duke Ellington Bridge over Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek. (In a world that generally...
  • D.C. bridge reopens after suspicious package probe

    D.C. bridge reopens after suspicious package probe
    D.C. police say the Duke Ellington Bridge in northwest Washington has reopened after an investigation of a suspicious package. Police spokeswoman Tisha Gant says the call came in around 8:10 a.m. Friday for the bridge that carries Calvert Street over...
  • Jim Roberts

    Jim Roberts
    Jim (Little Shiner) Roberts, 76 of Costa Mesa, CA passed away sleeping peacefully in his favorite chair on March 12, 2011 at his home in Costa Mesa, CA. Jim was born on August 27, 1934 in Utah to parents Lillian and Boyd Roberts. He graduated from Newport...