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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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  • 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...
  • Winter Park Playhouse celebrates 10th anniversary with special season-ticket pricing

    Winter Park Playhouse celebrates 10<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> anniversary with special season-ticket pricing
    The Winter Park Playhouse will continue its tradition of offering lighthearted musical theater in its upcoming 10th-anniversary season. And, as a thank-you to series subscribers, season tickets will be offered at the original 2002 prices. There's one...
  • Babe Ruth, Elkton and the Battle of Waterloo

    A recent article about the declining marriage business in Elkton suggested there was an "unconfirmed" report that Babe Ruth had been married there ("Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton," Dec. 28). Such reports are not only unconfirmed, they...
  • Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger

    Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger
    Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
  • Philharmonic's 20th season: Broadway, opera, Swingerhead and the circus

     Philharmonic's 20th season: Broadway, opera, Swingerhead and the circus
    Next season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will offer two operas, welcome back Andrew Lane and Michael Andrew, collaborate with Orlando Shakespeare Theater and turn its attention to Broadway. And hang on to your programs: The Phil will also...
  • Classically Trained: For first time in decades, Chicago Symphony coming to O.C.

    Next week's classical lineup features music in a much-lauded concert hall and music played by America's (arguably) greatest orchestra. A chamber group comprised of musicians from the Pacific Symphony will be performing at Soka University's wonderful...