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JazzTimes Magazine
Intl. Jazz Day: Obama’s Opening Remarks - By President Barack Obama — Jazz Articlesrestlessness that stirs in every soul, the desire to create with no boundaries.
Intl. Jazz Day: Obama’s Opening Remarks - By President Barack Obama — Jazz Articles
JazzTimes Magazine / Posted an hour ago
restlessness that stirs in every soul, the desire to create with no boundaries. “Jazz is a good barometer of freedom,” Duke Ellington once said. No wonder it has such an outsized imprint on the DNA of global music. It has spread like wildfire... Read more
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The Columbian
Tome takes on Welles’ freedom, genius yearsand Marlowe” with Welles as Dr. Faustus and a choir including Eartha Kitt. When
Tome takes on Welles’ freedom, genius years
The Columbian / Posted 8 hours ago
and Marlowe” with Welles as Dr. Faustus and a choir including Eartha Kitt. When Welles began to fall for Kitt, he drafted Duke Ellington to write five songs for the show, principally for her. Even more improbable was the 1956 revue Welles staged... Read more
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Le Mars Daily Sentinel
Le Mars student to perform in NWC Jazz Band, Percussion Ensembleperform Rick Stitzel's "Samba de Los Iguanas," Fred Sturm's "Street Music" and
Le Mars student to perform in NWC Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble
Le Mars Daily Sentinel / Posted 15 hours ago
perform Rick Stitzel's "Samba de Los Iguanas," Fred Sturm's "Street Music" and W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues," arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tim Hillyer, lecturer in music, will perform... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Priyanka, Emma, Will dine with Obamas at White House Correspondents' DinnerAmerican spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-p
Priyanka, Emma, Will dine with Obamas at White House Correspondents' Dinner
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 15 hours ago
American spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-pot southern city of New Orleans. Quoting Duke Ellington, the president emphasized that jazz is "a good barometer of freedom. "There is something fearless and true... Read more
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New Kerala
On international day, UN spotlights history and power of jazz in building peace - newkerala.com #57130for this years Day, an All Star Concert was held at the White House in Washingt
On international day, UN spotlights history and power of jazz in building peace - newkerala.com #57130
New Kerala / Posted 18 hours ago
for this years Day, an All Star Concert was held at the White House in Washington, D.C., hometown of the jazz great Duke Ellington, hosted by United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The celebration, which took... Read more
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The China Post
Obama hosts concert, turns White House into 'Blues House'American spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-p
Obama hosts concert, turns White House into 'Blues House'
The China Post / Posted yesterday
American spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-pot southern city of New Orleans. Quoting Duke Ellington, the president emphasized that jazz is "a good barometer of freedom." "There is something fearless and true... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Spotlights History and Power of Jazz in Building Peacefor this year's Day, an All Star Concert was held at the White House in Washing
UN Spotlights History and Power of Jazz in Building Peace
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
for this year's Day, an All Star Concert was held at the White House in Washington, D.C., hometown of the jazz great Duke Ellington, hosted by United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The celebration, which took... Read more
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The Atlantic
Frankie Sugar Chile Robinson's D.C. Comebackdinner. Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, is the 18th. Betwee
Frankie Sugar Chile Robinson's D.C. Comeback
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
dinner. Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, is the 18th. Between 1946 and 2016, entertainers have included Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Godfrey Cambridge, Mahalia Jackson, Count Basie, Sinbad, Ray... Read more
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International Business Times
International Jazz Day 2016: Barack Obama hosts star-studded concert at White House that stirs in every soul, the desire to create with no boundaries," said the ou
International Jazz Day 2016: Barack Obama hosts star-studded concert at White House
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
that stirs in every soul, the desire to create with no boundaries," said the outgoing President. Obama also quoted Duke Ellington, who once said: "Jazz is a good barometer of freedom." The US president also added: "No wonder it has such an... Read more
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The Financial Express
Jazz opened new exchanges with classical, eastern music: Barack Obamathat stirs in every soul, the desire to create with no boundaries,” he said. “
Jazz opened new exchanges with classical, eastern music: Barack Obama
The Financial Express / Posted yesterday
that stirs in every soul, the desire to create with no boundaries,” he said. “Jazz is a good barometer of freedom,” Duke Ellington once said. No wonder it has such an outsized imprint on the DNA of global music. It has spread like wildfire... Read more
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JazzTimes Magazine
Chris Lightcap: NYC Manpremiering at the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle. The album is a paean
Chris Lightcap: NYC Man
JazzTimes Magazine / Posted yesterday
premiering at the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle. The album is a paean to New York’s musical melting pot, what Duke Ellington called a “tone parallel,” in this case summoning up sites of personal significance to Lightcap. “White Horse”... Read more
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International Business Times
International Jazz Day 2016: Top 10 quotes to share with family, friends and fellow jazz enthusiasts said in this year's Jazz Day message. This year, Washington DC — the birthplac
International Jazz Day 2016: Top 10 quotes to share with family, friends and fellow jazz enthusiasts
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
said in this year's Jazz Day message. This year, Washington DC — the birthplace of legendary jazz pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington — has been named the International Jazz Day 2016 global host city, joining over 190 countries across the globe... Read more
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The Manila Times
Obama hosts jazz concert at ‘Blues House’American spirit,” Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-p
Obama hosts jazz concert at ‘Blues House’
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
American spirit,” Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-pot southern city of New Orleans. Quoting Duke Ellington, the president emphasized that jazz is “a good barometer of freedom.” “There is something fearless and true... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Obama hosts jazz concert at 'Blues House'American spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-p
Obama hosts jazz concert at 'Blues House'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
American spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-pot southern city of New Orleans. Quoting Duke Ellington, the president emphasized that jazz is "a good barometer of freedom." "There is something fearless and true... Read more
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JazzTimes Magazine
FootPrinceapparently withdrawn at Prince’s request.) The trumpeter would write in his 198
FootPrince
JazzTimes Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
apparently withdrawn at Prince’s request.) The trumpeter would write in his 1989 autobiography that Prince “can be the new Duke Ellington of our time if he just keeps at it.” He did keep at it, and kept tapping into a jazz vein as well. By 1991’s... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
News from the world of entertainmentwas arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an
News from the world of entertainment
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 3 days ago
was arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an Atlanta suburb said Thursday.More >> Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionDuke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction More than 250 items... Read more
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examiner.com
'The Case of the Three Sided Dream' starts at Cinema Detroit Fridayand his artistry reflected elements of pop music by composers such as Smokey Ro
'The Case of the Three Sided Dream' starts at Cinema Detroit Friday
examiner.com / Posted 3 days ago
and his artistry reflected elements of pop music by composers such as Smokey Robinson and Burt Bacharach, as well as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and other jazz musicians. Kirk suffered a stroke at age 40 which left him paralyzed on one... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionNEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandle
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionNEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandle
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
KXXV Waco / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionNEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandle
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionNEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandle
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionNEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandle
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionFILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
FILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a news conference in New York. More than 250 items belonging to the pianist, songwriter and bandleader are headed for auction. Guernsey’s says Ellington’s suits, piano and... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionNEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandle
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionFILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
FILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a news conference in New York. More than 250 items belonging to the pianist, songwriter and bandleader are headed for auction. Guernsey’s says Ellington’s suits, piano and... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionFILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
Greenwich Time / Posted 3 days ago
FILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a news conference in New York. More than 250 items belonging to the pianist, songwriter and bandleader are headed for auction. Guernsey’s says Ellington’s suits, piano and... Read more
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The News-Times
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auctionFILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a
Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction
The News-Times / Posted 3 days ago
FILE - In this April 24, 1969 file photo, Duke Ellington, plays the piano at a news conference in New York. More than 250 items belonging to the pianist, songwriter and bandleader are headed for auction. Guernsey’s says Ellington’s suits, piano and... Read more
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guardian-series
Plans to restore cinema to former glory1887 and was host to one of the first films screenings in the UK. Huge stars s
Plans to restore cinema to former glory
guardian-series / Posted 3 days ago
1887 and was host to one of the first films screenings in the UK. Huge stars such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington and Johnny Cash among others have played at the venue. Waltham Forest Cinema Trust and the council are... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Amique - Buzz Artist of the Weekman inspired so much of this. My generation and those younger really must stud
Amique - Buzz Artist of the Week
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
man inspired so much of this. My generation and those younger really must study his work along with Miles Davis, Joni, Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus - these artists set the standard and we must at the very least, strive to match it. Prince *... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Mint Julep Jazz Band to perform at civic centertogether to create an ideal dance band for swing dancers. They cite the followi
Mint Julep Jazz Band to perform at civic center
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
together to create an ideal dance band for swing dancers. They cite the following artists as influences in their music: Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford, the Boswell Sisters, Annette... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Wind ensemble to commemorate Eddie Galvan with musicof the South Texas music community." Galvan and his family helped introduce Co
Wind ensemble to commemorate Eddie Galvan with music
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 4 days ago
of the South Texas music community." Galvan and his family helped introduce Corpus Christi to musical legends such as Duke Ellington who filed through the Galvan Music Co. before Galvan's death, Saldivar Ramirez said. Saldivar Ramirez, part... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
New Eastside music venue The Commodore holds its grand opening tonightbreathe some new life into it." Relics of the club's history are everywhere. O
New Eastside music venue The Commodore holds its grand opening tonight
Charleston City Paper / Posted 4 days ago
breathe some new life into it." Relics of the club's history are everywhere. Original murals depicting jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, and Sarah Vaughan remain untouched on the walls. Guests can sit at old leather booths,... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Obituary: Prince Nelson Rogers, musicianof Little Richard, the soul of Sly Stone, the clicks and whoops of Michael Jack
Obituary: Prince Nelson Rogers, musician
Namibia Economist / Posted 4 days ago
of Little Richard, the soul of Sly Stone, the clicks and whoops of Michael Jackson, James Brown, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, were mixed up, fused, made fantastic, and poured in astonishing profusion through his guitar. If he couldn’t... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
3 TO SEE: Norton’s Art After Dark, Delray’s ‘Lit’; Jupiter...musical. The Choral Society joins her for a rendition of “The Most Happy Fella;
3 TO SEE: Norton’s Art After Dark, Delray’s ‘Lit’; Jupiter...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 4 days ago
musical. The Choral Society joins her for a rendition of “The Most Happy Fella;” the society will also perform works by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Cole Porter. If you’re thinking New York, head to Jupiter instead. “Spring Gold:” Saturday... Read more
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Philly.com
Deal could preserve historic Main Line innwas once a tavern along the country's first turnpike. In its 20th-century heyda
Deal could preserve historic Main Line inn
Philly.com / Posted 4 days ago
was once a tavern along the country's first turnpike. In its 20th-century heyday, President Richard M. Nixon dined there, Duke Ellington played, and legions of Main Liners gathered for wedding receptions, proms, fund-raisers, Rotary Club meetings... Read more
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examiner.com
Catching up with Zach and Aaron from modern electro group 'Side Car'households listening to some of the great jazz performer/composers like Dizzy G
Catching up with Zach and Aaron from modern electro group 'Side Car'
examiner.com / Posted 5 days ago
households listening to some of the great jazz performer/composers like Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington from the time we were toddlers. Zach: Growing up listening to a lot of Jazz, we are used to hearing music... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Grant helps create cultural hubwas, at one time, the place to be in West Palm Beach's Northwest section of tow
Grant helps create cultural hub
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 5 days ago
was, at one time, the place to be in West Palm Beach's Northwest section of town. Just inside their doors, acts like Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald once graced the stage. Now the City of West Palm Beach is setting the stage for the next... Read more
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The Age
Greasy Chicken Orchestra review:range reinvention amid jazz revivalismsonority, combined with an emphasis on pinpoint arrangements and concise solos.
Greasy Chicken Orchestra review:range reinvention amid jazz revivalism
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
sonority, combined with an emphasis on pinpoint arrangements and concise solos. The works of Jelly Roll Morton and a young Duke Ellington provided the repertoire's heart; music that was played with great affection and considerable panache, despite... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Greasy Chicken Orchestra review:range reinvention amid jazz revivalismsonority, combined with an emphasis on pinpoint arrangements and concise solos.
Greasy Chicken Orchestra review:range reinvention amid jazz revivalism
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
sonority, combined with an emphasis on pinpoint arrangements and concise solos. The works of Jelly Roll Morton and a young Duke Ellington provided the repertoire's heart; music that was played with great affection and considerable panache, despite... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Bethlehem-Wiley UMC Presents Pot-Luck Entertainment April 29the Booker Scruggs Trio, along with the Willie Kitchens Trio/Plus. Scruggs will
Bethlehem-Wiley UMC Presents Pot-Luck Entertainment April 29
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 days ago
the Booker Scruggs Trio, along with the Willie Kitchens Trio/Plus. Scruggs will be playing a “Birthday Tribute” to Duke Ellington, and Kitchens will be performing music as a tribute to Stevie Wonder. Bethlehem-Wiley is located at 5th and... Read more
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Orange County Register
A look back at the Santa Ana Army Airbaseand its proximity to L.A. and Hollywood would ensure a steady stream of famous
A look back at the Santa Ana Army Airbase
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
and its proximity to L.A. and Hollywood would ensure a steady stream of famous performers would come through their halls. Duke Ellington and Joe DiMaggio, among others, would frequently entertain cadets at the air base. The Veterans Hall on Third... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Bethlem-Wiley UMC Presents Pot-Luck Entertainment April 29the Booker Scruggs Trio, along with the Willie Kitchens Trio/Plus. Scruggs will
Bethlem-Wiley UMC Presents Pot-Luck Entertainment April 29
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 days ago
the Booker Scruggs Trio, along with the Willie Kitchens Trio/Plus. Scruggs will be playing a “Birthday Tribute” to Duke Ellington, and Kitchens will be performing music as a tribute to Stevie Wonder. Bethlehem-Wiley is located at 5th and... Read more
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NBC San Diego
The Audacious Barrona guy watering his lawn from an easy-chair. Blake and Kitagawa exited the stag
The Audacious Barron
NBC San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
a guy watering his lawn from an easy-chair. Blake and Kitagawa exited the stage while Barron dug deep into the catalog of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, earning the rapt attention of the sold-out house with medley that began with “Easy Chair”... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Talk Nation Radio: John Dear on Catholic Church Rejecting "Just War" Theoryfrom April 11-13 Vatican Meeting: Total run time: 29:00 Host: David Swanson.
Talk Nation Radio: John Dear on Catholic Church Rejecting "Just War" Theory
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 days ago
from April 11-13 Vatican Meeting: Total run time: 29:00 Host: David Swanson. Producer: David Swanson. Music by Duke Ellington. Syndicated by Pacifica Network. Please encourage your local radio stations to carry this program every... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Serendipity: The Choir to perform in Kiamaprogram for Kiama will also include music from well-known musicals like My Fair
Serendipity: The Choir to perform in Kiama
Kiama Independent / Posted 6 days ago
program for Kiama will also include music from well-known musicals like My Fair Lady, Les Misérables and The Lion King, as well as jazz pieces by the legendary Duke Ellington. Tickets are $20, and available from Kiama Visitors’ Centre on 4232... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
This is what it sounds like when celebrities cry: Menonjust volleys of sadness. Prince transcended the pecking order and we were lost
This is what it sounds like when celebrities cry: Menon
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 7 days ago
just volleys of sadness. Prince transcended the pecking order and we were lost together. “I never met Mozart, I never met Duke Ellington or Charlie Parker,” wrote U2’s Bono on Twitter. “I never met Elvis. But I met Prince.” “And just like that... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Prince: memories of Uby lavishly lashed eye contact alone. But once we began talking music – Funkade
Prince: memories of U
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 7 days ago
by lavishly lashed eye contact alone. But once we began talking music – Funkadelic, Elvis, Chuck D, George Clinton, Duke Ellington – you couldn’t stop him. A couple of hours later and he was still going, pacing the room like an especially... Read more
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The Huffington Post
21 Movies About Black Music Icons You Should Watch ASAPto introduce you to the genius and talent of this legendary jazz trumpeter, who
21 Movies About Black Music Icons You Should Watch ASAP
The Huffington Post / Posted 7 days ago
to introduce you to the genius and talent of this legendary jazz trumpeter, who worked with the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Quincy Jones. A lot of people were skeptical when VH1 announced plans to make a TLC made-for-television... Read more
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TribLIVE
Review: ‘One-Man Band’ looks at film genius Orson Welles later in lifewith Welles as Doctor Faustus and a choir including the young Eartha Kitt. When
Review: ‘One-Man Band’ looks at film genius Orson Welles later in life
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
with Welles as Doctor Faustus and a choir including the young Eartha Kitt. When Welles began to fall for Kitt, he drafted Duke Ellington to write five songs for the show, principally for her. Even more improbable was the 1956 revue Welles staged... Read more
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The Columbian
Prince: A once-in-a-generation artist who never rested on his laurelsat the University of Southern California who spent the 1990s at the University
Prince: A once-in-a-generation artist who never rested on his laurels
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
at the University of Southern California who spent the 1990s at the University of Minnesota. “I would put him up there with Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. “I always measure greatness by staying power — the Stevie Wonders, the Billy Joels, who are... Read more
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