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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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  • 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-'...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. OWL CITY Owl City (real name Adam Young) created his first two albums by writing, playing, singing, engineered, mixing and producing “pretty much everything” himself. That brought success — his 2009...
  • Museum of Music introduces kids to classical music with puppets

     
    Eight large puppet, representing musicians such as classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms, will come to life Saturday in a program created by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre. The “Museum...
  • Pop calendar

    OCTOBER Today -- Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains, Sparta, 7 p.m. SoundAd. Today -- Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, The Audition, We The Kings, 7:30 p.m. Revo. Today -- Patti LuPone, 8 p.m. Carnival. Today -- Yellowjackets, 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Sandoval....
  • Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
  • The accordion holds a lofty place

    The accordion holds a lofty place
    MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
  • Jazz, Baby

    Jazz, Baby
    His magazine was approaching its fifth birthday, and Hugh Hefner wanted to celebrate in a big way. The founder of Playboy does not think small, so in August of 1959, he had George Wein—impresario of the Newport Jazz Festival—create a weekend of music....
  • Joni on Point

    Joni on Point
    Though her 1968 debut album, Song to a Seagull, was no small feat of folk glory, it was by Joni Mitchell’s third and fourth releases—Ladies of the Canyon and Blue—that her status as one of the most significant songwriters of her generation was cemented....
  • The 1930s: Tourists arrive and the population doubles, despite hardships

    The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline. While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...