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  • 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.
  • Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years

    Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years
    With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...

    Lee Konitz comes home to salute William Russo

    Lee Konitz comes home to salute William Russo
    Even now, that sound is unmistakable, an extraordinarily fluid tone that seems to float from one note to the next and the next. Jazz lovers know that's the signature of Lee Konitz, who opened a rare engagement back in his hometown at the Jazz Showcase...

    Celebrating William Russo in words and music

    Celebrating William Russo in words and music
    The world has yet to take the full measure of Chicagoan William Russo, whose life's work proved – among other things – that jazz, classical and blues languages are not natural enemies. These sounds, and others, converged in Russo's...

    'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music' Choreographer Marc Breaux Dies at 89

    Marc Breaux, choreographer for the films "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" who also occasionally directed films, died Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. He was 89. Breaux also choreographed the films "Huckleberry Finn," "The...