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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,...

    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...

    '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...

    Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years

    Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years
    Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood. But it...