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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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  • Candlelight Concert Society's brassy 40th anniversary in Columbia

    The Candlelight Concert Society is tooting its own horn by commissioning a new piece of music to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Paul Salerni's "Many Happy Returns" receives its world premiere performance by the Philadelphia Brass Quintet on...
  • Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow

    Several generous donations in the past week helped The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund move past the $30,000 mark in fundraising for this year's drive to help needy Harford County children and their families during the Christmas holidays. As of Monday, the...
  • Empty Stocking is slowly filling with gifts

    Empty Stocking is slowly filling with gifts
    Christmas season comes early for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund, and the elves are busy working to get toys packed for the 831 Harford County children who will receive gifts of toys this holiday season. Time is running short, and the shelves in Santa's...
  • Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience

    Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience
    Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process. Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
  • Appreciation: Pianist Dave Brubeck's gift for timing endures

     Appreciation: Pianist Dave Brubeck's gift for timing endures
    When thinking about Dave Brubeck, you can't help but also consider time, and not just how much of it fans received from the prolific jazz pianist up to his death Wednesday at age 91. A titan of West Coast jazz, Brubeck was linked with California for...
  • Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies at 91

    The jazz artist Dave Brubeck died Wednesday at 91, according to his manager, Russell Gloyd. He died of cardiac arrest one day short of his 92nd birthday in Norwalk, Conn. The pianist and arranger, born in Concord, Calif., was one of jazz's first pop...
  • Empty Stocking passes halfway mark in fundraising

    Christmas is arriving early this year for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund's many recipients and the charity has just reached the halfway mark toward its goal of raising $80,000 to help Harford County children and families in need this holiday season. As...
  • Wesleyan University Press Celebrates a Music Maverick

    Wesleyan University Press Celebrates a Music Maverick
    Always In Trouble An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook   While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
  • Opera star Denyce Graves joins Peabody Conservatory faculty

    Opera star Denyce Graves joins Peabody Conservatory faculty
    In terms of talent, glamour and wide appeal, few opera singers today rank as high as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. No wonder there's quite a buzz at the Peabody Conservatory, where Graves will join the voice faculty in the fall. People are still talking...
  • 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...