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Sunday | Free Republic

FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Real Hollywood Heroes Part 1 ~ April 14, 2014

"Armies do not fight wars; nations fight wars. War is not a military activity conducted by soldiers, but rather a social activity that involves entire nations.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Pete Kelly's Blues, Music!, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Manhattan School of Music

Sunday Apr 13 | Observer & Eccentric

April celebrates American art form - Jazz

According to the Oxford Dictionary, jazz is "a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century.


Related Topix: Duke Ellington, Jazz, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Freddie Hubbard

Sat Apr 12, 2014


16 Year Old Singer-Songwriter Hannah Gill Comes to Rockwood Music Hall, 4/26

Stunning new voices. The type that make you stop, that force you to listen, then listen again.


Related Topix: Easton, MD, Black Entertainment, Jazz

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Steve Israel: Our readers have wide, wonderful musical taste

"The march king extraordinaire" belongs up on the musical Mount Rushmore, says James Neuberger of Middletown, who adds Cole Porter, Dusty Springfield and Marni Nixon to the pedestal of all-time greats.


Related Topix: Cole Porter, Jazz, Theater, Porgy and Bess, Black Entertainment, Milford, PA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

All About Jazz

EVENT: Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald to Headline "The Jazz Fest...

Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald to Headline A'The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit by Steven Forster Steven Forster, award-winning New Orleans photographer The Jazz Fest Show photo exhibit: 15 archival black and white photos of iconic jazz musicians Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St. New Orleans Opens April 24, 2014, 5-7 p.m. Continues through May 14, ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Photography, Arts

Tue Apr 08, 2014


Nat King Cole kicks off Jazz on the BBC

Jazz lovers will find delights aplenty on the BBC this May. BBC Four announces a season dedicated to jazz, featuring rare archive footage of some of jazz's greatest performers and smoothest voices.


Related Topix: Nat 'King' Cole, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Huffington Post

Goals Are Like Jazz Music

Jazz music was the backdrop of my upbringing. The central meeting place of my childhood home was our family room.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, Jazz


[News] Quincy Jones Says It's "Hard To Get Used To Lil Wayne"

Quincy Jones, famed producer who has worked with various icons in music, television and film, including Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, was recently asked about how today's Pop acts stack up against artists he's worked with.


Related Topix: Jazz, Quincy Jones, Black Entertainment, Rap, Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Billie Holiday

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Arkansas Times

a Q&a with Stephen Koch, author of 'Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R&B'

Stephen Koch , the Little Rock musician, writer and all-around Arkansas music advocate, has long been fascinated by the singer, saxophonist and bandleader Louis Jordan , who was born in Brinkley, Arkansas, in 1908 and was one of the most beloved popular musicians of the 1940s.


Related Topix: Jazz, Little Rock, AR, Brinkley, AR, Black Entertainment

Thu Apr 03, 2014


James Tormé Headlines in Love for Sale, 5/15 & 5/16

The Cabaret celebrates jazz history with the son of the legendary entertainer Mel Torm on May 15 & 16 at 8:00pm.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Jazz FM

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Video Replay: Ella Fitzgerald meets Cream

In this May 27, 1974 file photo, Ella Fitzgerald, left, and Jazz pianist Billy Taylor talk during funeral services for Jazz Composer Duke Ellington at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Billy Taylor, Duke Ellington, The Beatles

Philadelphia Gay News


Dubbed "the company of the future" by the Joyce Theater Foundation, BODYTRAFFIC debuts in Philadelphia amid a flurry of critical acclaim.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Arts, Dance, Black Entertainment, Jazz

Wed Apr 02, 2014


Musicians and vocalists born in April: Jazz appreciation month

Designated as Jazz Appreciation Month , April is a time for paying tribute to jazz as an historical and living American art form.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Freddie Hubbard, Billie Holiday

Thu Mar 27, 2014

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Sarah Vaughan

In the 1940s, when most women singers adorned big bands as stage attractions rather than legitimate members of jazz ensembles, Sarah Vaughan, along with her predecessor Ella Fitzgerald, helped elevate the vocalist\'s role as equal to that of the jazz instrumentalist.


Related Topix: Jazz, Sarah Vaughan, Black Entertainment

Wed Mar 26, 2014


A scene from the first MacWorld at Brooks Hall in San Francisco on Feb. 21, 1985.

A scene from the first MacWorld at Brooks Hall in San Francisco on Feb. 21, 1985.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Apple, Startups, Black Entertainment, Jazz, iPhone, Business News

Thu Mar 20, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Sue Carlton: Historic Jackson House is a tale of Tampa tenacity

In the shadow of tall downtown Tampa buildings, a rickety rooming house sags behind a chain-link fence.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power Line

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

There are a few torch songs that lament the coming of Spring. This time of year, if you're tuned to one of the right stations, you may well find yourself listening to Ella Fitzgerald's unforgettable rendition of "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most."


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment