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  1. Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89Read the original story

    7 min ago | Boston Herald

    Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.

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  2. Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Gordon was considered the first tenor saxophonist to adapt the new bebop style pioneered by Charlie Parker in the 1940s.

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  3. From Moulin Rouge to the Wizard of Oz: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on BroadwayRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Broadway to movies. Movies to Broadway. Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of some movie, whether it's the recently announced THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA musical, or this season's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.

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  4. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Mountain Xpress

    From Oslo, Norway, Jaga Jazzist create a hybrid of post-rock, trip-hop, electorinca and jazz into one very appealing instrumental sonic stew. They come to New Mountain on June 23. Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances.

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  5. Waratahs beat Crusaders in thrillerRead the original story

    35 min ago | West Australian

    NSW Waratahs climbed to the top of Super Rugby's Australian conference and possibly ended the Crusaders 13-year finals run with a 32-22 home win in a brutal and exciting clash at ANZ Stadium. The Waratahs led 25-8 early in the second half Saturday night but the Crusaders piled on 14 unanswered points to get within three with fewer than 15 minutes to go.

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  6. Bassist Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson collaborator, dies at 60Read the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | UPI

    Louis Johnson , Brothers Johnson bassist and key Michael Jackson collaborator, died Thursday, May 21, at the age of 60. His nephew, Troy, confirmed the musician's death via Instagram and to Rolling Stone . Johnson's cause of death has yet to be reported.

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  7. Football: Craig-Myers stars for Tampa CatholicRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Tampa Bay Online

    Crusaders wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers put on a show and compiled 128 all-purpose yards and led Tampa Catholic to a 26-14 victory over River Ridge Friday night. Tampa Catholic showed off its up-tempo offense on its first possession and scored on a 5-play, 80-yard drive which ended on a 2-yard run by Devan Barrett.

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  8. "The Sunday Political Brunch" -- May 24, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    I was thinking this Memorial Day weekend about famous people who have served this country in wartime, some of whom were killed in action. You'd be hard-pressed to see famous athletes, musicians and actors serving their country in battle these days, but decades ago they had no hesitation.

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  9. Brothers Johnson founder dead at 60Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NewsNet5

    LOUIS JOHNSON, the founding member of funk group the BROTHERS JOHNSON, who went on to become MICHAEL JACKSON's bass player, has died, aged 60. Johnson, who appeared on the King of Pop's hits Billie Jean and Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, passed away on Thursday . He formed the Brothers Johnson with his sibling George in the early 1970s and the act became producer/hitmaker Quincy Jones' backing band before releasing their debut album Look Out for #1 in 1976.

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  10. Schwindy's indie music spotlight: Charlie Hunter TrioRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    ... Hunter Trio , a band in my collection that my son has explored. The new album begins with "Anthem USA", a fusion of jazz and funk that is reminiscent - especially at the beginning of the song - of Rebirth Brass Band . It is a pretty free-form song ...

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  11. Bridget Barkan Puts A Modern Spin On A Judy Garland Classic In Honor Of Homeless LGBT YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    New York singer-actress Bridget Barkan proved that point at 2014's "Night of a Thousand Judys" when she crooned a tender version of "As Long as He Needs Me," which was introduced in the Broadway musical "Oliver!" and performed by Garland on her television series, "The Judy Garland Show," in 1963. Now in its fifth year, " Night of a Thousand Judys " -- which is a special presentation of New York- and Los Angeles-based actor, writer and performer Justin Sayre's variety show, "The Meeting," and timed to coincide with LGBT Pride Month -- will benefit the Ali Forney Center , an advocacy group dedicated to homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens and young adults.

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  12. Erroll Garner - "For Once in My Life"Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | OpEdNews

    Erroll Louis Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard.

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  13. Clarence Fanto: Nonprofits should offer modest payments in lieu of taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

    LENOX >> Much like the eruption of a long-simmering volcano, some Stockbridgians vented their fury during the annual town meeting last Monday, and at a "baby town meeting" the previous week. There were multiple targets, including spending increases, a proposal to gradually revamp and expand the police force, litigation costs, and the supposedly less-than-transparent Select Board.

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  14. Globetrotters great Haynes diesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.

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  15. Vanguard Natural Resources Walks The Acquisition RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | GuruFocus.com

    Energy exploration and production company Vanguard Natural Resources LLC and smaller oil and gas company Eagle Rock Energy Partners L.P announced a merger agreement, late last night. According to the terms of the agreement, approved by the Board of Directors of both companies, a Vanguard subsidiary will merge into Eagle Rock for a common unit consideration of $474 million and assume Eagle Rock's net debt totalling $140 million acquired till March 31, 2015.

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  16. Softly softly no more, Melody Gardot turns up the volume and the grooveRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Canberra Times

    ... more of the "Mississippi-God-damn" in her system. Photo: Franco P. Tettamanti. Her music can sit somewhere between cool jazz and sultry pop, her home has been somewhere between Brazil, Portugal and the US, and today Philadelphia-raised Melody ...

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  17. Melbourne International Jazz Festival celebrates Melbourne's jazz sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Canberra Times

    Michael Tortoni learnt an unexpected lesson in the writing of World's Best Jazz Club: The Story of Bennetts Lane . The book might ostensibly be about a jazz club he opened 23 years ago, but the story it tells is much bigger than two stages and those who've performed on them.

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  18. Is it getting tougher to be a jazz musician?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Canberra Times

    In World's Best Jazz Club: The Story of Bennetts Lane , author David James asks many artists he profiles whether it's getting harder for jazz musicians to earn a living from their craft. Many say yes, claiming that while the cost of living has increased exponentially over recent years, the pay scale for gigs has stayed steady.

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  19. Super Rugby round-upRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    The Hurricanes continued their incredible Super Rugby season with a 12th win in 13 games as the beat the Blues 29-5. Their win in Auckland, which included four tries, took the Hurricanes 13 points clear of the Waikato Chiefs at the top of the New Zealand conference.

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  20. Rugby: Crusaders crash out of playoff raceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The Crusaders will almost certainly miss the playoffs for the first time since 2001 after last night suffering their seventh loss of an insipid season. Having been unable to turn the tables on the Waratahs in a rematch of last year's final, the Crusaders must face the reality of being on the outside looking in during the business end of the campaign.

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