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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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  • Venus Theatre unveils 2013 season as 'Lucky 13'

    Murder, perfectionism, family stress and sometimes— in the midst of it all — triumph over struggles, are what Venus Theatre's productions are made of for the upcoming 2013 season. After going through mounds of scripts, Venus Theatre founder...
  • Trombonist John Allred to perform at Valencia College

    Trombonist John Allred to perform at Valencia College
      Jazz trombonist John Allred, whose career includes work with such jazz greats as Harry Connick Jr., Wycliffe Gordon  and Woody Herman, will perform in a free concert at Valencia College’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3....
  • 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 Arts on TV: Sister Wendy; Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett

     
    “Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
  • 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...
  • Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80

     
    Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80, discusses his music and values....
  • SteelStacks' ArtsQuest Center to add cabaret to cafe

     
    The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem has a café – its headline Musikfest Café venue. Now, it will have a cabaret. Actress and singer Lynnie Godfrey will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook in a new monthly series, “An Evening......
  • On Location: L.A. movie palaces still matter to film industry

     
    Movie palaces: The opulent movie palaces and vaudeville halls of downtown Los Angeles may be monuments to a bygone era, but they are still keeping their ties to Hollywood....
  • Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center

     
    Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West performed the first of three "Watch the Throne" concerts at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
  • Re-creating Fela Kuti's Nigerian club at the Troubadour

     
    Kuti's jazz-funk will get a workout at the Troubadour. “Fela!,” the unconventional Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, does a remarkable job re-creating a night at the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo...