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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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  • PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master

    PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master
    It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame. But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
  • Datebook

    Monday, March 5 Classical music The Naval Academy Band and the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble perform in a joint concert at 8 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Stadium Drive and University Boulevard in College Park. The program...
  • A film archivist shows rare footage of Neil Young on March 1st at Stamford's Avon Theatre Film Center

    A film archivist shows rare footage of Neil Young on March 1st at Stamford's Avon Theatre Film Center
    YouTube pretty much cracked open the world of rare music footage. Shortly after it was the video-sharing site launched in 2005, concert clips and hard-to-find TV appearances and ultra-obscure rehearsal films — the kind of stuff people used to...
  • Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...
  • The Valley Line: Bits, bows and bites from around town

    “Old Glory” was flying high and so beautiful, adorning many yards in our city. It was a great Fourth of July celebration for many people I’ve talked with. I had a lovely time with friends who live in the La Vinia neighborhood. We...
  • On Theater: There's plenty of heart in classy Bennett tribute

    On Theater: There's plenty of heart in classy Bennett tribute
    Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco a half-century ago, but the rest of him is still going strong as he approaches his 85th birthday next month. The man famously labeled Frank Sinatra's favorite singer isn't in evidence at the Laguna...
  • Norfolk's Discovery concert series to return with Pokey LaFarge, Magic Slim, Cowboy Junkies

    Norfolk's Discovery concert series to return with Pokey LaFarge, Magic Slim, Cowboy Junkies
    Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has been importing high-quality, slightly-under-the-radar acts for years now. It's great to see that the series is still alive and kicking. Staff members announced the fall 2011-winter 2012 shows this week. As has been the...
  • Classically Trained: Auditions loom for women's chorus

    Don't expect a wisecracking Simon Cowell at this audition. That's a fundamental note Eliza Rubenstein wants all those hopeful singers out there to know when they try out for the Orange County Women's Chorus, whose auditions start next week. "The first...
  • 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...
  • Disneyland princesses moving into new Fantasy Faire village in 2013

    Disneyland princesses moving into new Fantasy Faire village in 2013
    Breaking a wicked stepmother's curse, Disneyland's fairytale princesses will be whisked away from their crowded one-room temporary home in 2013 and magically transported to a spacious new storybook village more befitting of their royal lineage. Blame...
  • 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...