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12 min ago | 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."

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

3 hrs ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

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.

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

10 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: The Crusaders

14 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Giuseppe Rotunno Remembers Bob Fosse & All that Jazz

Legendary cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno reflects on working with master stage and screen director Bob Fosse on the movie musical ALL THAT JAZZ as part of a new interview.

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Related Topix: Fosse, Musical Movies, All that Jazz

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Manchester Journal

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

Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released this fall.

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Related Topix: Tony Bennett

NOLA.com

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs in benefit for Tipitina's Foundation

New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis was joined by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, of which he is the artistic and managing director, for a special concert to benefit Tipitina's Foundation on Sunday .

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Wynton Marsalis, Theater, Arts

National Public Radio

Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

Pianist and composer Jessica Williams has gained critical acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations for her writing and remarkable skill at the keyboard.

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Related Topix: Jessica Williams, Dave Brubeck

Myrtle Beach Online

Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists.

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Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Kansas City, Blues, Joe Turner, Entertainment

Pensacola News Journal

Family of five found shot to death in home

Scott Frantz is a pit master at Sonny's BBQ on 9th Avenue. One of his recipes recently won a national competition.

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Related Topix: Florida, Wynton Marsalis, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Kidderminster Shuttle

Bewdley Festival tickets to be released

Places in the audience to the Scottish singer-songwriter's performance, which will take place on his 61st birthday, have been snapped up by festival members who have been able to buy tickets prior to their general release.

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Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England,

Westport Now

Levitt Celebration Sundays Music Series Kicks Off

The new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight kicked off its Celebration Sundays Music Series with a performance by The Hot Sardines featuring hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Jazz: Miles Davis and George Coleman

Miles Davis had two great great bands. The first with Coltrane and Cannonball. The second featured Wayne Shorter on Tenor Sax.

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Related Topix: George Coleman, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Harold Mabern, US News, Liberal Political News

Zap2it.com

'Sons of Anarchy' Season 7 video debuts at Comic-Con 2014

Sadly, star Charlie Hunnam couldn't attend due to his being on the east coast for a Vogue magazine photo shoot, but he was still represented.

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Related Topix: Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan

The Hartford Courant

The Loves of His Life Were Jazz, Dance, And His Church

Edward D. Turner Jr. had a joie de vivre that was irrepressible: He loved dancing, jazz, and a good party.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, New Orleans, Hartford, CT, West Hartford, CT, Windsor, CT

Paradise Post

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Dee Dee Bridgewater

KHOU-TV Houston

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the first outdoor jazz festival.

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Related Topix: Dee Dee Bridgewater

All About Jazz

Music Industry: Music Legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty...

Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento.

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Related Topix: Jean-Luc Ponty, Milton Nascimento, Latin, George Duke, Aspen, CO

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The News Tribune

Music lovers soak up sun, jazz, blues at Tacoma festival

While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.

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Related Topix: Blues, Tacoma, WA, Jazz & Blues

Film Comment

Baroque Duet

Opera star Kathleen Battle and jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis unite to go baroque.

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Related Topix: Classical, Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Movies, Entertainment

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