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  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)," has died at age 80.
  • Vivid impressions of Russian culture in 'Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia'

    Cuban author Josť Manuel Prieto's playful and fascinating book, “Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia,” is, according to Prieto's narrator, an encyclopedia-style guide to a book the narrator is planning to write about a man named Thelonious Monk...

    Jane Monheit swings into Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

    Jane Monheit swings into Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
    Jane Monheit knows firsthand the life-changing influence that music can have on a young life. As a schoolgirl growing up in the late 1980s on the south shore of Long Island, where the right jeans and the right sneakers were required, Monheit was all...

    Fine vintage paperweights fetch highest prices

    Q: My grandfather has two antique glass paperweights he wants to know about. He says the maker is Stanhope. I can't find any info on the maker. Can you help? A: Images sent show two ball-shaped glass paperweights. One has a green ground topped by a...

    Taylor Ho Bynum Premieres His Prince Project at Real Art Ways in Hartford

    Taylor Ho Bynum Premieres His Prince Project at Real Art Ways in Hartford
    Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org † Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...