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Audra McDonald opens up about past suicide attempt

Audra McDonald is the six-time Tony Award-winner and star of Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , in which she plays a troubled Billie Holiday .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Lucky accident brings photo treasures to Pete Fountain

Karen and Johnny Jones from Kentwood walked into the Amtrak station with a box of treasures for famed New Orleans musician Pete Fountain.


Related Topix: Pete Fountain, Lucky, LA, Kentwood, LA, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Unstandard jazz standards

"I like to recognize the tune," lyricist Lorenz Hart wrote, roughly 75 years ago, for the show tune of the same name.


Related Topix: Thelonious Monk, Black Entertainment, Ahmad Jamal, John Coltrane

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Classic Wineseller's 2014 Summer Jazz Series concludes July 26

The Classic Wineseller's 2014 Summer Jazz Series concludes at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, with a lavish four-course dinner and live jazz for $39.99 per person.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Orlando, FL, Grant Green

Myrtle Beach Online

Singer-pianist Dr. John still going strong at 73

Growing up as a New Orleans musician in the '40s and '50s, Mac Rebennack had a street-level view of the legend of Louis Armstrong.


Related Topix: Dr. John, Blues, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Ambient, Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment

Business Journal

Roadhouse concert series continues

The free Saturday evening concerts were launched earlier this month featuring from Fuel.


Related Topix: New Orleans

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Monrovia City Council aims to address homeless in city parks

Joe Beck, 27, a musician, has been homeless for a year at Library Park in Monrovia.The Monrovia City Council has formed a committee to examine the homeless population and their conduct at Monrovia Library Park, adjacent to the Monrovia Public Library.


Related Topix: Joe Beck, Monrovia, CA, Pasadena, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Casinos: George Benson teams with Chris Botti at Thunder Valley

George Benson is set to release "Benson: The Autobiography" next month. In it, he will recount stories from a career that's seen the singer-songwriter partnering with artists including Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.


Related Topix: Chris Botti, George Benson, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra

WSFA-TV Montgomery

OSU band director fired over "sexual culture" within the marching band

A Megabus traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans encountered a mechanical issue and had to stop near Tuskegee Thursday afternoon.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Tuskegee, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors

JazzPA Festival Brings Top Talent to State College and Centre Region

On the heels of the massive cultural explosion that is Arts Festival, the annual music celebration JazzPA is set to bring another weekend of endless fun and stellar artistic talent to the Centre Region.


Related Topix: State College, PA, Explosion, Bellefonte, PA

Weekly Packet

Deer Isle Jazz Festival to feature all-star piano summit

Opera House Arts celebrates the 14th edition of its annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival at the Stonington Opera House Thursday, July 31, through Saturday, August 2. This year's event amounts to a jazz-piano summit, featuring pianists Henry Butler of New Orleans and Panamanian Danilo Perez.


Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Henry Butler, New Orleans, Charlie Haden

Contra Costa Times

Walnut Creek: Northgate High jazz band begins fundraising campaign to play Monterey Jazz Festival

The Northgate High Instrumental Music Boosters group has launched a fundraising campaign to cover the $5,000 transportation and lodging costs for the school's 2013 - 2014 jazz band to perform Sept.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, The Big Band, Monterey, CA, UC Santa Barbara

Observer & Eccentric

Jazz lovers treated to music from more than 30 bands

The festival was totally free for the community to attend. The audience was treated to the sounds of percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass and vocals provided by more than 30 jazz bands, from trios and quartets to big bands, including Livonia's own Craig Strain Orchestra .


Related Topix: Schoolcraft, MI, George Benson

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunday Herald

Good advice keeps these young jazz musicians on straight and narrow

Christian Scott is enthusing about the young musicians who make up the band he brings to Edinburgh Jazz Festival this weekend when he stops himself.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, White Christmas, Musical Movies, Bing Crosby, Celebrities, David Bowie, Pop/Rock, Family, Kids


Brecon Jazz: Five things you need to know about Zara McFarlane

She was born to parents of Jamaican heritage, which has had a big influence on her musical tastes.


Related Topix: Pharoah Sanders, Jazz Jamaica, Ska

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands more tracks

In June, the e-commerce giant said the service launched with over a million tracks and hundreds of curated playlists, which have now been expanded, as well.


Related Topix: Nick Cave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pop/Rock, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane

Town Topics

"My Stars Shine Darkly Over Me" - Shakespeare Says It, Charlie Parker Plays It

A soft summer's day in New York. When the rain falls, you can count the drops. I'm sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park reading Twelfth Night as a drop kisses the page, then one or two or three more, just enough to ripple the paper.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Twelfth Night, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Minnesota


Jazz Musician Corky Hale & Melissa Errico Pay Audra McDonald a Visit at Lady Day

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald sure knows how to entertain backstage at Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday

Teddington People

updated Celebrated jazz musicians will be appearing ...

The festival's beginnings date back to March 2012 when local pianist Terence Collie and vocalist Janet McCunn teamed up to create a monthly jazz night at local restaurant Retro Bistro.


Related Topix: John Etheridge