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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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  • ‘A Cat in Paris’ animated film draws on French roots

     
    The hand-animated foreign feature is a noirish tale inspired by one of the filmmakers’ curiosity about the nighttime exploits of his feline friend....
  • Levitt Pavilion's second season to be like first, only better, officials say

     
    Last year’s inaugural season of the Levitt Pavilion at ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks campus in south Bethlehem was “an outstanding success,” says Jim Creedon, chairman of Friends of the Levitt Pavilion, the nonprofit group that...
  • Eubanks brings challenging set of jazz tunes to Musikfest Cafe

     
    It would be easy for Kevin Eubanks to play it safe. As the former leader of Jay Leno’s 'Tonight Show" band, he could coast along playing smooth jazz and standards. But Eubanks, a Philly native who lived in Allentown for a few years, did an hour...
  • 'Star Trek' actor, 50th anniversary of iconic group, country stars coming to State Theatre

     
    "Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
  • Guggenheim announces 2012 fellows

     
    The 2012 Guggenheim Foundation fellows have been announced....
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • Midwest Young Artists Fall 2011 Concerts at Pick-Staiger

     
    Concert Review: Midwest Young Artists "Discover Brilliance"This is getting to be a habit.Sunday at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston (under the heading "Discover Brilliance"), Dr. …...
  • Live review: Joanna Newsom at Orpheum Theatre

     
    The harpist, pianist and singer, who has crafted a body of work that sounds like none other, stirs fans’ ardor and fills the hall with precisely rendered melodies.On Saturday at L.A.'s ornate Orpheum Theatre, the downtown venue originally built for........
  • Buddy Collette, L.A. jazz musician and activist, dies at 89

     
    One of the key figures on the Los Angeles jazz scene, Buddy Collette was a saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator who also worked as an advocate for the rights of African American musicians. Collette passed away on Sunday at the......