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3 min ago | The Modesto Bee

Newport Jazz Festival kicks off 60th anniversary

The three-day festival begins Friday afternoon at Fort Adams. On Friday night, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, as will Dee Dee Bridgewater.


Related Topix: Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Zorn, Masada

2 hrs ago | Hudson Hub-Times

'A Chorus Line' dances into Chagrin Falls theater

"A Chorus Line," conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, can be seen through Aug. 18 at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre.


Related Topix: Chagrin Falls, OH, Theater, Arts, Marvin Hamlisch, Dance, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | The Advocate

Foundation to fund N.O. Jazz and Heritage groupa s music programs

"We are thrilled to partner with one of the country's most important cultural institutions to provide jazz lessons to the youth of Louis' hometown and to support those professionals who take the sound of New Orleans around the world."


Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Louis Prima

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Star Press

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett

Marin Independent Journal

Lib at Large: Mario Guarneri bringing jazz back to the 'hood

When Fairfax musician Mario Guarneri was a promising 13-year-old trumpet player, he sat in with the great Louis Armstrong one night during a concert at the University of California at Berkeley.


Related Topix: Fairfax, CA, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Ambient, Armstrong, California, Berkeley, CA, Entertainment

Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury -born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street ... (more)


Related Topix: Curtis Fuller, Music, Entertainment

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today! The oldest of the three Jones brothers , Henry A'Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum.


Related Topix: Pontiac, MI, Art Tatum

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Infinity Big Band To Perform Friday

The Infinity Big Band will perform Friday night at the Infinity Arts Cafe, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown, from 7-9 p.m. Students from all over Chautauqua County will perform jazz favorites.


Related Topix: The Big Band, Jamestown, NY, Chautauqua County, NY

The 2014 fall edition of the Arizona Jazz Festival is filled with soul has announced a stellar lineup for its 2014 R&B and smooth jazz artists to be held in Phoenix , AZ October 24-26, 2014.


Related Topix: Mindi Abair, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove, New Edition, R-N-B

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTCA-AM Plymouth

"Scratches, Skips & all that Jazz: 78 RPM Record Collecting"

Marshall County Museum welcomes Jack Garrison to the next Brown Bag Lunch Event on Friday, August 8 from 12-1, celebrating the grand reopening of the museum's Entertainment Room, with his presentation entitled, "Phonographs and Memories; Scratches, Skips and all that Jazz: 78 RPM Record Collecting."


Related Topix: Marshall County, IN, Glenn Miller

NBC New York

Getting James Brown

The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Glenn Miller, Rock-N-Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis, Entertainment

All About Jazz

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Jazz Arts Group Announces 2014-15 Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Inside Track Season

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Inside Track small-ensemble series.


Related Topix: Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Classical, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Frank Sinatra

Herald Gazette

Classic jazz, on Midcoast tour

Nora Cavin, a jazz vocalist from New York, will perform a series of concerts in Rockland and Thomaston during August.


Related Topix: Thomaston, ME, Rockland, ME, Jazz Trio, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller

Detroit Free Press

Al Jarreau headlines Trenton's Jazz on the River on Sunday

The calendar says that Al Jarreau is 74 years old. Well, OK, but there has always been something about his musical personality that suggested a man perennially in the spring of life.


Related Topix: Trenton, MI, Al Jarreau, Detroit, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Release Date for Their Jazz Album

We finally know the release date for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett 's much-discussed jazz album.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Cole Porter

Seattle Times

Earshot Jazz Festival makes early announcement

The festival opens with a tribute to Thelonious Monk, on his birthday, with "Monk 10/10," featuring Seattle keyboardists and a 10-piece ensemble conducted by piano man Wayne Horvitz, performing transcriptions of Monk's famous 1959 Town Hall concert.


Related Topix: Thelonious Monk

The Brattleboro Reformer

Christopher Walken cast in Disney's 'The Jungle Book' remake

Disney thinks so. The company announced Tuesday that Walken has joined the cast of its live action remake of "The Jungle Book."


Related Topix: Seven Psychopaths, The Jungle Book, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Christopher Walken, Louis Prima, Entertainment

Alamogordo Daily News

Audra McDonald helps 'Lady Day' turn a profit

Producers of the play "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" said Tuesday that they've recouped their $2.6 million initial investment.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Holyoke, MA


Palestinians seek 24-hr. cease-fire

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Tony Bennett, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The New Zealand Herald

Wynne Gray: Experience sure to be key in Super showdown

Corey Flynn of the Crusaders jumps out of a tackle during the Super Ruby Semi Final match against the Sharks.


Related Topix: The Crusaders