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There's a new movie sweeping the box office this weekend, and it's finally taking the number one spot away from Guardians of the Galaxy . With an opening weekend of $24.5 million, the movie about an unstable escaped convict terrorizing a woman who is alone with her two children is number one this week.
5 hrs ago | National Public Radio
Sergio Mendes, shown here in August 2014, grew up with classical music. But when he heard a jazz record for the first time, he fell in love with the improvisational possibilities.
5 hrs ago | WNED
The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break. As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small.
7 hrs ago | The Daily Beast
A newly released recording raises questions about what the iconic saxophonist might have achieved if he hadn't died at age 40. When John Coltrane succumbed to liver cancer in 1967, he was at the forefront of the jazz world. No saxophonist was more admired by his peers or beloved by his fans.
11 hrs ago | The Daily Beast
He was one of the highest-paid fashion photographers of the 1950s, and he committed suicide by inducing a heart attack. Now his family wants to remind the world of Erwin Blumenfeld's brilliance.
15 hrs ago | FOX Carolina
Lorenzo Long ran for three touchdowns in the second half to help Wofford beat Division II North Greenville 42-27 Saturday night. Long had 138 yards on 15 carries for the Terriers .
The American Idol host was trying to lift a heavy snowball machine out of his car, when he accidentally injured his bicep tendon.
The provocative pop star's show 'artRave: The ARTPOP Ball' included songs from her latest album, older favorites and a duet with Tony Bennett. International superstar Lady Gaga performed for more than 20,000 fans last night at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv.
Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.
When Nick Lehr proposed the idea of a two-band, two-day DjangoFest to Stacie Burgua in 2000, she thought he might be crazy. Gypsy jazz was still far from a mainstream genre in the United States, and a two-day festival could be costly if ticket sales were low.
The legendary Barbra Streisand has done her fair share of duets. From singing with Judy Garland in the 1960s, Donna Summer in the 1970s and Tony Bennett in 2006, the singer, 72, has always been up for mixing talents and genres to make musical magic.
All About Jazz is celebrating Brian Lynch's birthday today! A respected insider within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, 2007 Grammy Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro Phil Woods. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world's most distinguished academies... Read more.
"The Wedding Band" with backward masking, electric mbira, prepared lap steel, and congas is the bastard child of Boulez and Congotronics. "Red Before Orange" re-defines the mellow tones of lounge.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.
Annie Lennox was the star of a Q&A at the 20th Century Theatre in West London to promote the upcoming release of her sixth solo album, “Nostalgia.” The latest project is her second consecutive album of cover songs . Among the wide variety of hits and standards she covers are Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo,” Screamin' Jay Hawkins' “I Put a Spell on You” and three co-written by Hoagy Carmichael, including “The Nearness of You.” The 59 year-old Scottish-born recipient of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth confessed that her 2007 CD, “Songs of Mass Destruction” may prove to be her final album of original songs, reports Rolling Stone.
Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday: Dolphin Tale 2 -- In the sequel to the 2011 family film, the marine hospital that cares for Winter the dolphin faces the possibility of losing the mammal to another aquarium. Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson star.
It was also a hit, which for Hollywood means, "Let's get that dolphin back in the water and make a sequel." Dolphin Tale 2 is "inspired" by actual events, once again involving Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:35 pm
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