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1 hr ago | ETonline

'No Good Deed' Has a Good Box Office Weekend

There's a new movie sweeping the box office this weekend, and it's finally taking the number one spot away from Guardians of the Galaxy . With an opening weekend of $24.5 million, the movie about an unstable escaped convict terrorizing a woman who is alone with her two children is number one this week.

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Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Celebrities, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Movies, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

Sergio Mendes, shown here in August 2014, grew up with classical music. But when he heard a jazz record for the first time, he fell in love with the improvisational possibilities.

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Related Topix: Classical, All Things Considered

5 hrs ago | WNED

Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break. As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

What if Jazz Giant John Coltrane Had ...By Ted Gioia

A newly released recording raises questions about what the iconic saxophonist might have achieved if he hadn't died at age 40. When John Coltrane succumbed to liver cancer in 1967, he was at the forefront of the jazz world. No saxophonist was more admired by his peers or beloved by his fans.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Temple University

11 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Erwin Blumenfeld: Fashion LegendBy Tim Teeman

He was one of the highest-paid fashion photographers of the 1950s, and he committed suicide by inducing a heart attack. Now his family wants to remind the world of Erwin Blumenfeld's brilliance.

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15 hrs ago | FOX Carolina

Wofford beats North Greenville 42-27

Lorenzo Long ran for three touchdowns in the second half to help Wofford beat Division II North Greenville 42-27 Saturday night. Long had 138 yards on 15 carries for the Terriers .

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Related Topix: Greenville, SC, The Crusaders

19 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Sept. 12: Joe Sample

This July 2, 2006, file photo shows jazz pianist Joe Sample performing during the special event "Hommage to Nesuhi Ertegun" of the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival at the Stravinski hall in Montreux, Switzerland. Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died at age 75. His manager, Patrick Rains, said Sept.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

TheIndyChannel

Singer/actor Harry Connick, Jr. is recovering after surgery to repair a torn tendon in his arm.

The American Idol host was trying to lift a heavy snowball machine out of his car, when he accidentally injured his bicep tendon.

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Jerusalem Post

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett team up at Tel Aviv concert

The provocative pop star's show 'artRave: The ARTPOP Ball' included songs from her latest album, older favorites and a duet with Tony Bennett. International superstar Lady Gaga performed for more than 20,000 fans last night at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett

WGBH

A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.

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Related Topix: Joe Sample, The Jazz Crusaders, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Blues, B.B. King

South Whidbey Record

Langley gets jazzed for DjangoFest Northwest

When Nick Lehr proposed the idea of a two-band, two-day DjangoFest to Stacie Burgua in 2000, she thought he might be crazy. Gypsy jazz was still far from a mainstream genre in the United States, and a two-day festival could be costly if ticket sales were low.

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Related Topix: Langley, WA, Django Reinhardt, Entertainment

People

Hear Barbra Streisand's Duet with Blake Shelton

The legendary Barbra Streisand has done her fair share of duets. From singing with Judy Garland in the 1960s, Donna Summer in the 1970s and Tony Bennett in 2006, the singer, 72, has always been up for mixing talents and genres to make musical magic.

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Related Topix: Blake Shelton, Country, Tony Bennett

Peace Arch News

Comeau to kick off season

In his career, he's moved with apparent ease through realms of blues, jazz, cajun, blues, roots and the singer-songwriter idiom, and, in his own unique way, been true to all of them. He sings, he plays fiddle, mandolin, accordion and piano and he tinkers, endlessly, with other instruments and musical ideas that take his fancy.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Canada,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Brian Lynch

All About Jazz is celebrating Brian Lynch's birthday today! A respected insider within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, 2007 Grammy Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro Phil Woods. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world's most distinguished academies... Read more.

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KUCI-FM Irvine

New in the KUC Jazz Library

"The Wedding Band" with backward masking, electric mbira, prepared lap steel, and congas is the bastard child of Boulez and Congotronics. "Red Before Orange" re-defines the mellow tones of lounge.

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Related Topix: Nels Cline, Progressive-Rock, King Crimson

Pasadena Star-News

Wayne Brady stars in unique version of a Kiss Me, Katea at Pasadena Playhouse

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.

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Related Topix: Game Show, Let's Make a Deal, Entertainment, Wayne Brady, Theater, Arts, Cole Porter

Redlands Daily Facts

Steve Smith: Annie Lennox to happy to write; Paul McCartney jam session on YouTube

Annie Lennox was the star of a Q&A at the 20th Century Theatre in West London to promote the upcoming release of her sixth solo album, “Nostalgia.” The latest project is her second consecutive album of cover songs . Among the wide variety of hits and standards she covers are Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo,” Screamin' Jay Hawkins' “I Put a Spell on You” and three co-written by Hoagy Carmichael, including “The Nearness of You.” The 59 year-old Scottish-born recipient of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth confessed that her 2007 CD, “Songs of Mass Destruction” may prove to be her final album of original songs, reports Rolling Stone.

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Related Topix: Short, Music!, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Pop/Rock, Eurythmics, Duke Ellington, Blues, World News, Queen Elizabeth

KRBE-FM Houston

"Dolphin Tale 2," "No Good Deed," "The Drop" Open Friday

Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday: Dolphin Tale 2 -- In the sequel to the 2011 family film, the marine hospital that cares for Winter the dolphin faces the possibility of losing the mammal to another aquarium. Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson star.

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Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Harry Connick Jr., Celebrities, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Country

WMGL-FM North Charleston

Movie Review: "Dolphin Tale 2"

It was also a hit, which for Hollywood means, "Let's get that dolphin back in the water and make a sequel." Dolphin Tale 2 is "inspired" by actual events, once again involving Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail.

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Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Marine Biology, Biology, Science, Harry Connick Jr.

Star 93.3

Ben Gibbard & Rick Nielsen Among Foo Fight...

According to "Consequence of Sound," the rockers have confirmed that the record's list of special guests includes Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, the Eagles' Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Bassist Nate Mendel tells "NME" they teamed up with Gibbard in Seattle, and worked with Walsh in the desert outside Los Angeles to get "a classic southern California feel."

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