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  • Samuel J. English III, broadcaster

    Samuel J. English III, broadcaster
    Samuel J. English III, a former WBAL-TV staff announcer and weather forecaster who later held broadcasting positions at Maryland Public Television and Towson University, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his Pikesville home. He was 79. "Jim was...
  • Back Story: Concerts of note held by Left Bank Jazz Society

    Back Story: Concerts of note held by Left Bank Jazz Society
    For jazz aficionados, news that the Baltimore Jazz Alliance is reviving the Sunday evening cabaret concerts, which for years were sponsored by the nonprofit Left Bank Jazz Society at the old Famous Ballroom on North Charles Street, will indeed be most...
  • '70s band Chase staging a Chicago reunion

     '70s band Chase staging a Chicago reunion
    For the first — and possibly the last — time in four decades, Chicago once again will echo with the blare of the hard-hitting trumpets that propelled the band Chase into the musical spotlight in the early 1970s. Back then, bandleader and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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....
  • Marilyn King, youngest of King Sisters vocal group, dies at 82

    Marilyn King, youngest of King Sisters vocal group, dies at 82
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Marilyn King, the youngest and last surviving member of the King Sisters family vocal group that starred in its own musical-variety television series and in a long string of holiday TV specials,...
  • 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...
  • Duke Ellington's music lives to be heard

    Duke Ellington's music lives to be heard
    It's no big thing to play the music of Duke Ellington. That's done all the time: in cabarets, concert halls, movies, Broadway theaters and anywhere jazz musicians assemble. Ellingtonia, a word coined by admirers who realized that no existing musical...
  • In The Pipeline: Two trees grow in Huntington

    In The Pipeline: Two trees grow in Huntington
    There are many palm trees in Huntington Beach, but few as meaningful as the pair of graceful and slender Mexican fan palms that scrape the sky just several blocks from the ocean on Eighth Street. Like the house they sway in front of, they date back to the...