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  • Jazzman Buddy Collette's Los Angeles

     
    Buddy Collette, the legendary jazz musician who died in Los Angeles on Sunday at 89, both profited from and contributed to the rich midcentury jazz scene along Los Angeles' Central Avenue. Playing the saxophone before he entered his teens, Collette......
  • Universal Music Group's vintage recordings head to Library of Congress

     
    There's good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation's musical heritage in Monday's announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress......
  • 'The Nat King Cole TV Show' coming to iTunes on Feb. 15

     
    Nat King Cole fans have a Valentine's week treat in store this year: His estate will begin posting episodes of his groundbreaking 1950s series “The Nat King Cole TV Show” for digital downloading on iTunes. For a too-brief period in......
  • Talking jazz with Denise Donatelli: Singer traces her steps from Allentown to Grammy nomination

     
    When Denise Donatelli was growing up in South Whitehall Township in the 1950s and 1960s, her home was a rural enclave: surrounded by farmland divided by Route 309. Denise Donatelli It was there, with no other homes around and a......
  • Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977....
  • 'American Idol': Ladies look to pop divas for inspiration

     
    “American Idol” is in dire need of a reigning diva capable of winning. The aging competition hasn’t crowned a female winner since Jordin Sparks in Season 6, leaving guitar-strumming, singer-songwriter boys with scruffy hair and...
  • Headliners, lineup announced for Riverjazz festival, June 22-26 at SteelStacks

     
    A multi-generational lineup of musicians who came together to explore the legacy of Miles Davis’ 1970 masterpiece “Bitches Brew” and one of the most commercially successful jazz fusion acts of all time will headline Riverjazz, a five-day...
  • Can red wine keep you sane?

     
    Well, it's been a long day at the office. Or it has been trying with your child at home. It's eight o'clock in the evening and Ella Fitzgerald is grooving in the background. You savor the sip and there it is, your first relaxing moment in the whole day....
  • Dance Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

     
    Chris Pasles reviews the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion...
  • Found on EBay – Frank Sinatra

     
    A 33 rpm album of the audio from an uncompleted animated feature of “Finian’s Rainbow,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, has been listed on EBay. According to The Times’ clips, this project was begun by...
  • '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...
  • Bill Cosby, jazz connoisseur

     
    The Playboy Jazz Festival emcee mentions George Benson, Thelonious Monk and Etta James as being among those who really got to him....