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3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Dissident republican shot dead in broad daylight in Belfast in...

My bonnet's bigger than yours! From Dean Martin to Judy Garland, vintage photographs reveal the pomp and circumstance of New York's Easter Parade 'You don't deserve children': The vengeful suicide note written by grandmother before she shot dead her two young grandsons and then herself NBC tragedy as FIVE of the 13 sherpas killed by Mount Everest ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Easter Parade, Musical Movies, Judy Garland, Celebrities, Avalanche

6 hrs ago | NBC San Diego

10 Great Easter Movies to Watch This Weekend

This publicity image released by History shows Diogo Morcaldo as Jesus, center, being baptized by Daniel Percival, as John, in a scene from "The Bible," premiering Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. EST on History.


Related Topix: The Bible, Entertainment, Television, Life, Christmas, Holidays, Chorus, The Robe, Drama Movies, Easter Parade, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Fred Astaire

6 hrs ago |

Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary

It seems an unlikely match. In one corner, you have Metallica 's Robert Trujillo.


Related Topix: Metal, Metallica, Jaco Pastorius

10 hrs ago | Hometown Life

Harlem Globetrotter shares anti-bullying message with Upton students

Although my home isn't right on top on the I-96 freeway, we're close enough to hear how bad the... Corbin McArdle and Lindsay Grohs were in awe when Harlem Globetrotter Dizzy Grant showcased some of his ballhandling skills at an anti-bullying assembly at Upton Elementary.


Related Topix: Education Etc., The Globetrotters, Southfield, MI

14 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

This Weekend LIVE at Classic Wineseller: Songstress Dulci Ellenberger ...

The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville's premier retail wine and craft beer shop, small plate restaurant, and intimate live music venue will host Dulci Ellenberger on Friday, April 18 and the Jesse Junior Jazz Quartet on Saturday, April 19 at 7pm in the underground environs at 20 Church Street.


Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Cole Porter

15 hrs ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Hal Galper

With over 90 recordings to his credit, 30 as a leader in his own right, pianist, composer, publisher, educator, author and touring artist, Hal Galper is best known for his work with Chet Baker, Connonball Adderley, John Scofield and the Phil Woods Quintet.


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19 hrs ago | Enfield Independent

Forty Hall will host an Easter craft market

Following last year's hugely successful Rapunzel, Easter pantomime returns to the Dugdale Centre, written and directed by Marc Day.


Related Topix: Duke Ellington, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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

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

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


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,

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

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

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.


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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