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  1. Cecile McLorin Salvant appropriates American songbook with sass and savvy at New Orleans Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    ... are a match for those of Betty Carter. And, when she swings, she walks the same clouds of joy tread by Ella Fitzgerald. And, Salvant owns something that none of those great, departed singers can offer: The fresh perspective of a savvy post-modern ...

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  2. Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable FoundationRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - May 2, 2015 - Exceptional Children's Foundation is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. This grant will provide support for a variety of enrichment programs for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School.

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  3. Doris Mason performing Ella Fitzgerald tribute May 9Read the original story

    Thursday | The News

    "I thought there wasn't anything she couldn't sing," Mason said during an interview in reference to her Fitzgerald tribute show at the deCoste Centre. "I thought there was not that much done to honour the first lady of song," Mason said, adding that the idea came on like a light bulb that she should perform some of her material with musical friends who were well versed in saxophone, trumpet and other big band instruments.

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  4. Still Great "The Morning After"-Civic MusicRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Henderson County Quill

    ... from the Wizard of Oz stunned the audience in its power and intensity. She attempted to end her show with Ella Fitzgerald's "Tisket A Tasket," but a standing ovation recalled her to the stage and she graciously sang her Oscar winning "The Morning ...

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  5. Election candidates Steve McCabe, Clair Braund, Margaret Okole and John HemmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | IcWolverhampton

    ... out an accoustic guitar for his delivery of the jazz standard 'Summertime', once famously performed by Ella Fitzgerald. Only two per cent between Labour challengers and Tory and Lib Dem canidates in two key Midlands marginals, while UKIP making ...

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  6. NY--NYC Daybook,ADVISORY, NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... of the birth of five other deceased music icons - Frank Sinatra (12 Dec), Billy Strayhorn (29 Nov), Ella Fitzgerald (25 Apr), Tito Puente (20 Apr) and Billie Holiday (7 Apr). Jazz vocalists Antoinette Montague and Marion Cowing perform to music by ...

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  7. REVIEW: Innovations Jazz Orchestra Big Band, The HaymarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Basingstoke Gazette

    ... have been good to have heard a female singer too given the contribution that singers like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald made to the Basie canon. Lorna Mountford on alto sax is the band's musical director and she was a confident presence on stage ...

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  8. Durban Boardwalk - April 28, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Iol.co.za

    ... swing music from the '30s, '40s and '50s. Expect hits from the likes of Duke Ellington, Rosemary Clooney and Ella Fitzgerald; as well as a tribute to great big bands of that time. R120 at Computicket or call 082 499 8636. WESTVILLE COUNTRY CLUB: In ...

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  9. Music Education Monday: Still all about that bassRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    ... class from Ray Brown (pictured) , who was celebrated as one of the top bassists in jazz for his work with Ella Fitzgerald (who also was married to Brown for six years); Oscar Peterson, who employed Brown as his bassist of choice for several decades; ...

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  10. New Jersey Ballet & NJ Tap Dance Ensemble to Present Tappin' at the Ballet at Mpac, 5/16Read the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Deborah Mitchell and Broadway dancer James Kinney . Also on the program will be "For Ella," a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald , which the Ballet hasn't performed for several years and some all-tap numbers by the Tap Ensemble. Sleeping Beauty is performed ...

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  11. Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Eastern Daily Press

    ... from Grammy-nominated American crooner, whose crystalline voice has gleaned comparisons to classics like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She returns for one of a limited number of 2015 dates promoting her new album, The Changing Lights, which ...

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  12. Let Social Security jazz up your retirement planRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Point Pleasant Register

    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats of one of America's most beloved musical genres. Ella Fitzgerald, the "Queen of Jazz," known for her scatting style, had a vocal range spanning three octaves.

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  13. BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Ella FitzgeraldRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 25 | All About Jazz

    All About Jazz is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday today! Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.

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  14. Born April 25: Ella FitzgeraldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Linn's Stamp News

    Printed on the back of the pane for the 39 stamp honoring singing legend Ella Fitzgerald is this message: "Ella Fitzgerald was widely known as 'the first lady of song.' Her extraordinary vocal range and flexibility, combined with her gift for pitch, rhythmic sense, and flawless diction, made her one of America's most distinctive singers of jazz and popular tunes."

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  15. Almanac for Saturday, April 25, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | UPI

    Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, in 1599; Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio telegraph, in 1874; U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1906; pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1908; singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1917; former Harlem Globetrotters basketball player George "Meadowlark" Lemon III in 1932 ; composer Jerry Leiber in 1933; actor Al Pacino in 1940 ; actor Talia Shire in 1946 ; actor Hank Azaria in 1964 ; sports broadcaster Joe Buck in 1969 ; actor Renee Zellweger in 1969 ; actor Jason Lee in 1970 ; champion skier Anja Paerson in 1981 In 1507, German geographer and mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller published a book in which he named the newly discovered continent of the New World "America" after the man he mistakenly thought had discovered it, Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.

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  16. Today in History for April 25thRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | USA Today

    Highlights of this day in history: Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; 'America' first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born. Today in History for April 25th Highlights of this day in history: Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; 'America' first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born.

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  17. Obama: 'We all bleed when we lose an American life'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Yahoo!

    ... U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born. (April 25) A nearly two-year-old incident is getting scrutinized after dash cam video became public of a Palm Beach County ...

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  18. New albums honor Billie Holiday on centennial of birthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Detroit News

    ... ever, Billie Holiday, whose centennial is being celebrated with new albums honoring her legacy. Unlike Ella Fitzgerald, Holiday lacked the vocal technique that would have gotten her past the early rounds of "American Idol." But nobody did it better ...

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  19. Simpson's "Can't Let You Go" tour accompanied by Clayton BryantRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Great Reporter

    ... and soulful world singing classics such as "Change Is Gonna Come" from Sam Cooke, "My Funny Valentine" from Ella Fitzgerald or "I Can't Stand The Rain" from Ann Peebles, all of that interspersed with Simpson's and Clayton's original material such as ...

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  20. Social Security: Get help jazzing up your retirement planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    EL PASO >> April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats of one of America's most beloved musical genres. Ella Fitzgerald, the "Queen of Jazz," known for her scatting style, had a vocal range spanning three octaves.

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