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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dancing teaches kids life lessons

    Dancing teaches kids life lessons
    Robin Green was tired of cooling his heels. Six weeks of practicing his moves was enough. Robin was ready to strut his stuff. So were the rest of the youngsters queued in the ballroom at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex in Orlando on Thursday...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Philharmonic's 20th season: Broadway, opera, Swingerhead and the circus

     Philharmonic's 20th season: Broadway, opera, Swingerhead and the circus
    Next season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will offer two operas, welcome back Andrew Lane and Michael Andrew, collaborate with Orlando Shakespeare Theater and turn its attention to Broadway. And hang on to your programs: The Phil will also...
  • Classically Trained: For first time in decades, Chicago Symphony coming to O.C.

    Next week's classical lineup features music in a much-lauded concert hall and music played by America's (arguably) greatest orchestra. A chamber group comprised of musicians from the Pacific Symphony will be performing at Soka University's wonderful...
  • Calendar

    Friday Garden Club Meets The next meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club will also include a Valentine's silent auction and an exchange session for gardening secrets, where members and guests can discuss their successes in the garden. The meeting...
  • A film archivist shows rare footage of Neil Young on March 1st at Stamford's Avon Theatre Film Center

    A film archivist shows rare footage of Neil Young on March 1st at Stamford's Avon Theatre Film Center
    YouTube pretty much cracked open the world of rare music footage. Shortly after it was the video-sharing site launched in 2005, concert clips and hard-to-find TV appearances and ultra-obscure rehearsal films — the kind of stuff people used to...