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  • Marian McPartland, jazz musician and NPR host, dies

    Marian McPartland, jazz musician and NPR host, dies
    If Marian McPartland had done nothing more than bring jazz to millions of listeners through her long-running National Public Radio program “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz,” she would rank among the most important figures in the art form.
  • Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year

    Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year
    The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...

    Marc Breaux dies at 89; choreographed 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music'

    Marc Breaux dies at 89; choreographed 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music'
    When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins," Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for...

    Pete Rugolo dies at 95; jazz arranger, composer

    Pete Rugolo dies at 95; jazz arranger, composer
    Pete Rugolo, an award-winning composer and arranger who came to prominence in the world of jazz as the chief arranger for Stan Kenton's post-World War II band and later wrote the themes for TV's "The Fugitive" and "Run for Your Life," has died. He was 95....

    Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years

    Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years
    Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood. But it...