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  • Clark Terry dies at 94; jazz trumpeter with Ellington and 'Tonight Show'

    Clark Terry, a versatile jazz trumpeter and fluegelhorn player whose long career included stints with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson and a 12-year run in the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra as the network's first African American staff musician, has died. He was 94.
  • A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue

    A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue
    These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...

    Tift Merritt's 'Night' music

    Tift Merritt's 'Night' music
    Tift Merritt is the restless sort. You can read it in her lyrics, yearning, deep-rooted narratives about moving around and moving on, often alone. You can hear it in her music, which rests comfortably within many genres without settling for any. And you...

    Book review: '33 Revolutions Per Minute' by Dorian Lynskey

    Book review: '33 Revolutions Per Minute' by Dorian Lynskey
    "You say you want a revolution," John Lennon sang in 1968. "Well, you know, we all want to change the world." If not all of us, at least plenty of pop stars have, as Dorian Lynskey illustrates in his mammoth "33 Revolutions Per Minute." Starting with...

    Jim Roberts

    Jim Roberts
    Jim (Little Shiner) Roberts, 76 of Costa Mesa, CA passed away sleeping peacefully in his favorite chair on March 12, 2011 at his home in Costa Mesa, CA. Jim was born on August 27, 1934 in Utah to parents Lillian and Boyd Roberts. He graduated from Newport...