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3 hrs ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today! The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940's.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Jazz Festival opens on an evening filled with optimism

The 2014 DJF artist in residence Joshua Redman performs with Bad Plus during the opening night of the 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Friday August 29, 2014 at Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.


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Business Journal

Raleigh chamber names man behind Slim Jim the 2014 A.E. Finley award winner

Doggett was responsible for bringing Slim Jim production to Garner, after General Mills purchased the Jesse Jones Sausage Co., and renamed the business GoodMark Foods.


Related Topix: Frank Sinatra, North Carolina

New York Daily News

'Star Wars: Episode VII' resumes filming

Just like old times: Filming has resumed on 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' which returns original veterans Anthony Daniels as C3PO, Kenny Baker as R2D2, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker , Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia , Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.


Related Topix: Star Wars, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, LucasArts, Video Games, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Celebrities, Mark Hamill, Movies, Entertainment

Bubbly gala for jazz star Jacqui to end summer theatre season

Star of the show is acclaimed jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, daughter of music great Dame Cleo Laine and musician and composer Sir John Dankworth.


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The Star

Inside Your Eyes: USCA music director to release debut vocal CD

Submitted Photo by Beti Niemeyer Donald Vega, a pianist based out of New York, collaborated with local musicians Lauren Meccia and Mike Frost on Meccia's upcoming CD 'Inside Your Eyes.'


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Kurt Elling, Eva Cassidy

Detroit News

Society Confidential: Kem - a 'Promise to Love' - and buy dinner?

Diners at Southfield's Beans & Cornbread were pleasantly surprised Friday when Motown recording artist Kem popped into the popular soul food restaurant for carryout.


Related Topix: Kem, Hip-Hop, Southfield, MI, Farmington Hills, MI, Oak Park, MI, Detroit, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Three to See: Electronic pow wow, jazz fusion and alternative rock

Zipping up an electronic remix of the American Indian war chant popularized by Atlanta Braves fans and others might seem like something any Florida State student with a Macbook might do, but it’s a concept crafted to intriguing heights by Canada’s A Tribe Called Red.


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North Shore Acappella to appear in Wolfeboro

North Shore Acappella, which was featured on NBC's "The Sing Off," will perform in the Great Waters Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Inn on Main in Wolfeboro.


Related Topix: Wolfeboro, NH, Al Jarreau

All About Jazz

FESTIVAL/CRUISE: Saxophonist Joshua Redman on the Issues That Face Jazz Musicians

Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman has been a star since he burst onto the jazz scene in his early 20s, winning the Thelonious Monk competition in 1991 and launching his prolific recording career in 1993.


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Guelph Tribune

Jazz festival boss picks 'must-sees'

The Sun Ra Arkestra's shows "are always a multimedia spectacle and now they are joined by an amazing dance troupe," says festival artistic director Ajay Heble.


Related Topix: Sun Ra Arkestra, Canada, Sun Ra, North America, World News

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Kem Says with His New Album, "Promise to Love," He's "Keeping the Light On for R&B"

This week saw the release of Kem 's new album, Promise to Love , his first effort in four years following 2010's Intimacy: Album III .


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Kem, Soul, The Temptations

Broward-Palm Beach

Jazziz Nightlife

Jazziz Nightlife earns high marks for ambiance and solid bookings, but when it comes to service, this high-end venue falls short.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

PRLog US Entertainment

Hudson's Harvest Cafe to Present the Music of the Ed Mascari Jazz Trio on Saturday September 6th

Hudson, MA - Ed Mascari Jazz Trio-Ed Mascari, piano; Rebecca Wellons,saxophone/flute; Marliese Ballon upright bass launches fall gig schedule when they perform on Saturday evening, September 6 at the Harvest CafA© 40 Washington Street 7:30-10:00PM PRLog - Aug. 27, 2014 - HUDSON, Mass.


Related Topix: Hudson, MA, Jazz Trio, Boston, MA, Natick, MA

New Jazz Piano Room Mezzrow to Celebrate Opening with Johnny O'Neal, 9/3

Mezzrow is a listening room and lounge located at 163 West 10th Street in the basement space.


Vail Daily News

Vail Jazz Workshop is sculpting the next generation of stars

Californian Kanoa Mendenhall, 16, plays cello, trombone and the Japanese shamisen, but she has found her heart in the bass.


Related Topix: Vail, CO, The Orchestra, Big-Band, Family, Teenagers

ABC 33/40

Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

28, 2013 photo provided by WNET, Wes Moore returns to host "American Graduate Day 2014," at Tisch Studio in Lincoln Center, in New York.


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'Mary Poppins' at 50: Recalling a jazzy session with Duke Ellington

It is nigh on impossible to fully comprehend the impact Walt Disney had on not just American society but the world itself.


Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Duke Ellington, Walt Disney, Dick Van Dyke, Oscars

Capital Weekly

Jazz, bluegrass in the Velvet Lounge

Rock City CafA©, 316 Main St., will present live music Friday and Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Jazz Trio, Maine

Beach Metro Community News

More verve, less blue notes for Jazz

Herbie Hancock once said "Jazz is about being in the moment." If that's the case and dogs could play instruments, there would be some stiff competition in the jazz world.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis