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51 min ago | The Charlotte Observer

UNCC jazz program to explore the legacy of racism

"Jazz has been bound up in the civil rights movement, and of course, even prior to the civil rights movement, in questions of race and identity and culture, its entire history," said Meg Whalen, director of communications and external relations for UNC Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture.


Related Topix: African-American, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday

3 hrs ago |

Pete Fountain has retired from performing, will miss the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The Pete Fountain fans who filled the Economy Hall Tent at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest unknowingly bore witness to bittersweet history: The farewell performance by one of the greats of New Orleans music in general, and traditional jazz clarinet specifically.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, New Orleans, LA, Pete Fountain

8 hrs ago | WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

NewsOne Minute: Man Pulls Gun On Clerk Over Soda Tax

Nahshon Shelton pulled a gun on a store clerk Saturday because he did not want to pay a 22-cent soda tax on a two-liter of Pepsi he was purchasing.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Jimmy Smith, Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors

12 hrs ago | IcLoughborough

Jazz legend at Junction 23

"There was a round dance room with live goldfish hanging from the ceiling. I'm not sure what the RSCPCA would make of that today!" Humphrey Lyttelton pictured performing at the Junction 23 club in Ashby Road, Loughborough in February 1985.


Related Topix: Leicestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Nottinghamshire County, England,

16 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Jazz in the Park Spring Concert Series starts Thursday

The 2014 Jazz in the Park Spring Concert Series starts Thursday. It is happening in Treme at Louis Armstrong Park.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Family, Kids

20 hrs ago | WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Report: Drake Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off Jazz Musician

Drake has reportedly been sued by the estate of a late jazz musician, whom he allegedly ripped off for one of the tracks on his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same .


Related Topix: Jimmy Smith

21 hrs ago | The Detroit News

New Wayne Kramer disc debuts on Record Store Day

Among the vinyl offerings in stores Saturday for Record Store Day will be a limited edition platter by former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer titled "Lexington."


Related Topix: Prison, Kentucky, Federal Prisons, Charlie Parker

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Detroit News


Aretha Franklin says she's filing a $10 million lawsuit against the News Nerd over the 'satirical' story the website posted about a supposed fight she had with singer Patti LaBelle .


Related Topix: Franklin, MI, Patti LaBelle, R-N-B, Celebrities, Metro

The Press-Enterprise

COACHELLA 2014: Preservation Hall Jazz Band seasons Indio with New Orleans flavor

When the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is playing its home base in New Orleans' French Quarter, the music is everything.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Coachella, CA, Indio, CA

CBS Local

Jazz 'Flash Mob' A Hit At Reading Terminal Market

"I asked all of these musicians to come together and celebrate the Philadelphia contribution to jazz," said Homer Jackson, director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project .


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Black Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane

Paquito D'Rivera to Lead Worksop, Concert for Young Jazz Musicians, 5/12-16

From May 12 to 16 , Carnegie Hall 's Weill Music Institute will present a workshop for young jazz instrumentalists led by renowned Latin jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera.


Related Topix: Paquito d'rivera


The 2014 Jazz Awards

The Jazz Journalists' Association announced its 2014 awards this week. I don't think I've disagreed with so many of its picks.


Related Topix: Blue Note

The Times

Bruce Springsteen is playing Jazz Fest next month in New Orleans. File photo

When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule was released in March, fans of Bruce Springsteen noticed his relatively modest May 3 concert time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.


Related Topix: New Orleans

Jazz Guitar Legend Chuck Anderson Launches Online Program To Teach Jazz Guitarists

Jazz Guitarist, Composer and Master Teacher Chuck Anderson has launched a new online jazz guitar program for jazz guitar students worldwide.


Related Topix: Jazz

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

Herbie Hancock speaks at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Induction Ceremony 2013 at Harvard University.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter

Iconic Jazz Photograpers

We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz.


Related Topix: Yale University, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment


Happy Birthday John Bell | Pro-Shot JB & Friends 2001

We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to Widespread Panic guitarist/vocalist John Bell .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Widespread Panic

Lincoln Daily News

Singer Audra McDonald transforms into Billie Holiday on Broadway

Singer Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony winner, channels legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" in a performance critics described as a "spellbinding tour de force" and "intoxicating."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Theater, Porgy and Bess, Arts


25 recent jazz albums you really ought to hear

Jazz Appreciation Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate musical milestones of the past.


Related Topix: 9, Blue Note, Joe Beck

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Van Morrison to headline Edinburgh jazz festival

A star-studded event at the Festival Theatre, which will also be the opening gala of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, will feature some of South Africa's leading performers.


Related Topix: Jazz & Blues, Abdullah Ibrahim, World News, South Africa