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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Tuesday's Calendar

    TUESDAY Paul Clark Quartet Paul Clark Quartet performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. David Folkenflik NPR correspondent David Folkenflik is giving a...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    WEDNESDAY GZA Wu-Tang Clan member GZA performs tracks from his second solo album "Liquid Swords," which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 charts when it was released in 1995. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa...
  • Arundel regional concert series offers discounted entertainment

    Three regional concert series are about to open their 2011-2012 season, and they're featuring bargain subscription prices for those who order in time for the Sept. 20, 21 or 24 opening concerts. Conveniently close to home, all three offer performances...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    THURSDAY The Living Room The Living Room, featuring DJ Scotty Coats, performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Chamber of Commerce Networking The...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY '90s Hip-Hop DJ Ron Sleezy and Robby Soul perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. H'Sao The dance music with a cappella vocals of H'Sao perform at...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    SATURDAY DJ Josh One DJ Josh One performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Del McCoury Bluegrass musician Del McCoury and his band perform at 8:15 p.m. at...
  • Terry Teachout's 'Satchmo at the Waldorf' has world premiere in Orlando

    Terry Teachout's 'Satchmo at the Waldorf' has world premiere in Orlando
    Writer and arts critic Terry Teachout first encountered jazz great Louis Armstrong on "The Ed Sullivan Show" — thanks to his mother. It was the mid-1960s, and Armstrong was singing "Hello, Dolly!" He recalls: "My mom called me in and said, 'This...
  • Selma, Ala.: Crossing a bridge into civil rights history

    Selma, Ala.: Crossing a bridge into civil rights history
    I like to walk bridges. I've crossed the obvious: The Brooklyn Bridge, with its panorama of Manhattan, makes your heart soar. And I've strolled the obscure, including the Duke Ellington Bridge over Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek. (In a world that generally...
  • D.C. bridge reopens after suspicious package probe

    D.C. bridge reopens after suspicious package probe
    D.C. police say the Duke Ellington Bridge in northwest Washington has reopened after an investigation of a suspicious package. Police spokeswoman Tisha Gant says the call came in around 8:10 a.m. Friday for the bridge that carries Calvert Street over...
  • 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...
  • The 1930s: Tourists arrive and the population doubles, despite hardships

    The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline. While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...