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  • On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford

    On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford
    While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
  • Jazz band puts on captivating show

    Jazz band puts on captivating show
    Jazz aficionados gathered at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa this week to listen to the hard-swinging Jeff Hamilton Trio. Hamilton's trio was a hit at the indoor Newport Beach Jazz Party in February. But during Wednesday's Sunset Jazz in...
  • Nuevo CD, video musical, y amistad con Juanes impulsan a Roky Sofi

    Nuevo CD,  video musical,  y amistad con Juanes impulsan a Roky Sofi
    Ser músico en Miami, siempre se ha dicho, es una proeza. Pero para los integrantes de la banda de rock Roky Sofi, afortunadamente, la historia ha sido otra. "Miami se conoce por la música latina, y eso no es nuestro género, pero también encuentro que...
  • Not a 'normal' Golden Afternoon

    Not a 'normal' Golden Afternoon
    While some bands may say that their image or sound makes them different from others, Golden Afternoon has another idea about what sets them apart. "We're weird," Elizabeth Messick (vocals) said about her band, four of whose five members are from...
  • Pianist Emery Smith To Close 'Baby Grand' Jazz Series

    Pianist Emery Smith To Close 'Baby Grand' Jazz Series
    As one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
  • Robert B. Parker left a mark on the detective novel

    Robert B. Parker left a mark on the detective novel
    Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...
  • Irving Bush dies at 78; trumpeter played with big bands, L.A. Philharmonic

    Irving Bush, a trumpeter with a broad range of musical interests, including jazz and classical, who later in life served as personnel manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has died. He was 78. Bush died Jan. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Jack Lawrence dies at 96; songwriter did lyrics for 'Tenderly' and 'Beyond the Sea'

    Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96. Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications...
  • Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player

    Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player
    Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54. Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie...
  • Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer

    Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer
    Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who gained renown for her recording of "All About Ronnie" and other singles with the Stan Kenton Orchestra before going solo in 1953 and having success with songs such as "Trust in Me" and "About the Blues,"...
  • PASSINGS: Pamela Blake, Ben Ali

    Pamela Blake Actress in action serials Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
  • Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'

    Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'
    Bump Picasso. Forget Rococo. The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art. The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...