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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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  • Music review: Los Angeles Master Chorale, 'Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts' at Walt Disney Concert Hall

     
    Richard S. Ginell reviews Grant Gershon and James Newton leading the Los Angeles Master Chorale and a big band in "Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts" at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
  • Audra McDonald, Yo-Yo Ma perform in Carnegie Hall celebration

     
    Four-time Tony winner McDonald will sing a medley of Duke Ellington songs, including "Solitude," "Sophisticated Lady," "On a Turquoise Cloud" and "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing."...
  • Jessye Norman dishes on hip-hop's origins and the Duke

     
    Soprano Jessye Norman sings Saturday with Muse-ique in Pasadena...
  • Musikfest's classical offerings an interesting sampling of styles and genres

     
    By Philip A. Metzger Special to The Morning Call One of the charms of Musikfest is its capacity to serve as a sampler. Certainly that’s true of the incredible variety of food offerings (I sometimes think the event should be......
  • The accordion holds a lofty place

    The accordion holds a lofty place
    MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
  • Jazz, Baby

    Jazz, Baby
    His magazine was approaching its fifth birthday, and Hugh Hefner wanted to celebrate in a big way. The founder of Playboy does not think small, so in August of 1959, he had George Wein—impresario of the Newport Jazz Festival—create a weekend of music....
  • Joni on Point

    Joni on Point
    Though her 1968 debut album, Song to a Seagull, was no small feat of folk glory, it was by Joni Mitchell’s third and fourth releases—Ladies of the Canyon and Blue—that her status as one of the most significant songwriters of her generation was cemented....
  • 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...
  • Classic Hollywood: Marge Champion still has the dance moves

    Classic Hollywood: Marge Champion still has the dance moves
    During the late 1940s and throughout the '50s, there was no hotter dance team than Marge Champion and her second husband, Gower Champion. The diminutive Marge and the tall, lanky Gower waltzed across the stages of nightclubs and theaters and starred on...
  • Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler

    Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler
    Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
  • Raul Malo sings meltingly

    Raul Malo sings meltingly
    In the midst of what essentially was a dance party Thursday night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, singer Raul Malo set down the twangy guitar he'd been strumming joyfully for an hour, dismissed the members of his five-piece band -- except for...