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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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  • 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......
  • Pop calendar

    OCTOBER Today -- Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains, Sparta, 7 p.m. SoundAd. Today -- Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, The Audition, We The Kings, 7:30 p.m. Revo. Today -- Patti LuPone, 8 p.m. Carnival. Today -- Yellowjackets, 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Sandoval....
  • Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Musings: The day martial music died at OCC

    He always referred to me as James, never Jim. The only person to call me that was my mother. Whenever I was in big trouble, she used "James" in combination with my middle name. His demeanor was aloof and formal, somewhat unusual for a jazz artist. He...
  • Dancing teaches kids life lessons

    Dancing teaches kids life lessons
    Robin Green was tired of cooling his heels. Six weeks of practicing his moves was enough. Robin was ready to strut his stuff. So were the rest of the youngsters queued in the ballroom at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex in Orlando on Thursday...
  • 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...
  • Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins

    Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins
    Warning Shadows Home Alone With Classic Cinema Gary Giddins W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95 Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...