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  • Abstract scores combine graphics, music

    Abstract scores combine graphics, music
    It takes a little time to unroll "Scroll," a composition by Baltimore composer Will Redman, since it's on paper that measures 8 feet long, 8 inches wide. It takes even longer to digest.
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    Sunday, May 6 Lecture The Columbia Jewish Congregation Adult Education Committee presents Dr. Carolivia Herron speaking on "Out of Africa: Jewish Stories From Ethiopia And Zimbabwe" at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in...

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master
    Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...

    PASSINGS: Lois Smith, John Tchicai

    PASSINGS: Lois Smith, John Tchicai
    Lois Smith Longtime celebrity publicist Lois Smith, 85, a longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday from a brain hemorrhage after taking a fall during a trip to...