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New Orleans songwriter, pianist and producer Allen Toussaint has been nominated for two Grammy awards and he is among several Louisiana artists who are up for one of the music industry's most coveted awards.
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Jim Hall was a guitar god, but not in the sense that he could blaze through a zillion notes a minute.
With notes of rock, jazz and opera, Washington feted piano man Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and guitarist Carlos Santana on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, the capital's annual celebration of the arts.
Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era whose subtle, mellow style of playing strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, has died at age 83. His wife of 48 years, Jane Hall, says he died early Tuesday in his sleep at his Manhattan apartment after a short illness.
Officials from the LGBT rights group, Oregon United for Marriage, announced on Tuesday that they have gained enough signatures to place a marriage equality initiative on the November 2014 ballot, which will give Oregon voters the chance to repeal a ban on gay marriage, the Daily Kos reports.
Violinist Joshua Bell might not seem part of the classical-crossover class to which mavericks Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer belong.
Celebrated American artist Erykah Badu will be the star attraction at the 15th Cape Town International Jazz festival.
REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of the Judy Garland film sweeps a viewer into its mysterious world like the tornado that spirits Dorothy from Kansas to Oz.
There's sad news out of New Orleans this morning as Larry McKinley has passed away.
But in fact, 2013 has produced a bumper crop of quality musical boxed sets, as the capsule reviews of pop, roots, classical and jazz collections below reveal.
The great Andy Williams died a year ago, but he lives on now, in a most timely manner, on Andy Williams-The Complete Christmas Recordings , a new two-disc compilation that includes the chart-topping The Andy Williams Christmas Album and Merry Christmas , along with his 1974 album Christmas Present .
There is little uglier in this world than rent seeking, particularly when it's specifically aimed at eliminating competition by reducing opportunity for others.
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
The world renowned St Albans pianist, dubbed the "Godfather of British Jazz", Stan Tracey, has died following a long battle with cancer.
Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA. Smith was influenced by both gospel and blues.
Aside from racial and ethnic slurs, there aren't many words that prompt a more immediate and visceral response than "hipster."