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57 min ago | The Times-Picayune

Carol Fleischman, 79, dances her way through seven days of New Orleans Jazz Fest each year

Carol Fleischman of New Orleans dances with an old friend, Rick Skillings of Orlando, Fla., in front of the Sheraton Fais Do-Do stage on the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, Friday April 23, 2010.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Mansura, LA

5 hrs ago | GPB.org

13 Jazz Artists Awarded Over $1.7 Million

Yesterday, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced the recipients of its 2014 Performing Artist Awards, including 13 jazz and improvising musicians, who will receive at least $1.7 million in unrestricted grants in total.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Record

BROADWAY: Audra McDonald mesmerizing in 'Lady Day'

"The Light of Broadway" or "The Broadway Dream." Maybe "The Angel of New York." It's been clear for some time that five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is a star that will forever shine.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Theater, Arts

8 hrs ago | Maple Ridge News

Dancing outside the box

In this unique performance, choreographer Jennifer Mascall explores the potential of the human body moving in space and expands our preconceived notions of the discipline of contemporary dance with dancers Chris Wright, Darcy McMurray and Lulu May, along with musician Stefan Smulovitz.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Tony Bennett

8 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

MCCC Jazz Band & Chorus to Perform Free Concerts in May

From bebop standards to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer County Community College students.

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Related Topix: Classical, Johannes Brahms, John Rutter, Brahms, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Kenny Dorham

12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Brian McCollum's big gigs: April 24-30

Thursday A decade ago, Atlanta's favorite scuzz band became a legend -- and black sheep -- on the rock-club circuit for its bottle-smashing, urine-soaked live shows.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Ledisi, Hip-Hop, New Orleans, Royal Oak, MI

13 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Bassist Robert Hurst brings his band to Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

Detroiter Robert Hurst represents the Platonic ideal of a contemporary jazz bassist.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Branford Marsalis, Greg Osby, Geri Allen, Charles Lloyd

16 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Jazz & Fusion Festival @ Alliance Fran aise April 25-May 3

From Friday 25th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014, Alliance FranA aise Accra will launch the first and highly expected edition of Jazz and Fusion Festival: Live in Accra! A ten day festival with live music and workshops, master classes, visual art exhibitions, movie screening and literary events taking place in different venues in Accra.

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Related Topix: Femi Kuti, Ghana, Africa, World News, Arts, Poetry

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Vocalist celebrates jazz in May

Jazz vocalist Clif Payne celebrates songs by songwriters across the pop spectrum including Sting, Alec Wilder, Stevie Wonder, Vince Mendoza, Bill Withers May 16 at Angelica's Angelica's Bell Theater and Bistro in Redwood City .

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Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Nat 'King' Cole

BroadwayWorld.com

Cyrille Aimee Brings Gypsy Jazz to The Cabaret at The Columbia Club Tonight

Internationally renowned, Cyrille's vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Thelonious Monk

CTNow.com

Wheels Keep Turning: Oliver Lake's Big Band To Close Wesleyan Jazz Weekend

On "Wheels Suite," the 17-plus-minute centerpiece of Oliver Lake's 2013 big band release "Wheels," a dense, contrapuntal swirl of horns and a clamorous rhythm section emerges suddenly, as though you're joining a conversation already in progress.

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Related Topix: The Big Band, Sun Ra, Music, Entertainment

Decorah Journal

Luther College Jazz Band to perform April 30

Enjoy a night of jazz with Luther College's Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on Luther's campus.

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Related Topix: Luther College, Duke Ellington, Count Basie

Nippertown!

LIVE: Dave Holland & the Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County...

He walked like them, he dressed like them, he spoke like them. He stood in the lobby of the SCCC School of Music, chatting in a group of four or five, as if he had just come to see what this Empire Jazz Orchestra was all about.

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Related Topix: Schenectady County, NY, The Orchestra, Big-Band, Dave Holland

NOLA.com

Best bets for the first weekend of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest stretches over two weekends -- Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27; and Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4. The full schedule for all seven days of the New Orleans Jazz Fest of music may be too much of a good thing: How do you decide which acts to see? Here is a recap of Best Bets for the first weekend of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Carlos Santana, Pop/Rock, Laura Mvula

NOLA.com

Welcome to the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest, which will be the same, but different

When the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest opens at the Fair Grounds on Friday, April 25th, it will look and feel much like last year's festival, and the one before that.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Rap, Public Enemy, Black Entertainment

Patch.com

'Great American Songbook' Author Night with South Pasadena's Jill Gold Wright and Jazz Stars

Jill Gold Wright will appear for an Author Night event in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Jill lives in South Pasadena and is the writer of Creating America on Stage: How Jewish Composers and Lyricist Pioneered American Musical Theatre .

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Irving Berlin, Theater, Arts, Sarah Vaughan

BroadwayWorld.com

Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Play WHBPAC, 5/9

Join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they celebrate the sound of New Orleans at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 - $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org .

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Eastern Daily Press

13 things not to miss at this year's King's Lynn Festival

This year sees the 64th King's Lynn Festival - and organisers are promising the usual eclectic mixture of top-name concerts and events, from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to an Antiques Roadshow favourite, and from jazz star Clare Teal to BBC COast presenter Nicholas Crane.

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Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Classical, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Best of New Orleans

Where to eat after Jazz Fest - Part 2: Around Tipitina's

All week long, we'll be looking at dining options around some New Orleans neighborhoods that are featuring night concerts after the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Creole, LA, Life, Food, Seafood, Pizza

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charles Mingus

One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer.

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Related Topix: Charles Mingus, Nogales, AZ

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