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  • 'Whiplash' has ties to Towson University

    'Whiplash' has ties to Towson University
    Baltimore has a rooting interest in this year's Oscar race. "Whiplash," which has been nominated in five Academy Award categories, including best picture, has a direct connection to Charm City, and especially to its jazz community and to Towson University.
  • John Shadgett: Music washed away the dust from his soul

    John Shadgett: Music washed away the dust from his soul
    Dell Shadgett tells the story of how her son proposed to her husband. She was a young widowed mother of two boys when she started dating John Shadgett, a 34-year-old confirmed bachelor. John and her 5-year-old son Jim were in the garage when Jim said,...

    '70s band Chase staging a Chicago reunion

     '70s band Chase staging a Chicago reunion
    For the first — and possibly the last — time in four decades, Chicago once again will echo with the blare of the hard-hitting trumpets that propelled the band Chase into the musical spotlight in the early 1970s. Back then, bandleader and...

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...

    Marilyn King, youngest of King Sisters vocal group, dies at 82

    Marilyn King, youngest of King Sisters vocal group, dies at 82
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Marilyn King, the youngest and last surviving member of the King Sisters family vocal group that starred in its own musical-variety television series and in a long string of holiday TV specials,...