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6 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star

Weekend swings with big bands

The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.


Related Topix: Johnson County, MO, Kansas City, MO, Wine, Drink, The Orchestra, Weird

12 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

BRIEF: Orchestra to perform final concert of the season

Complimentary refreshments will be provided during intermission. Coffee will be provided by DeCoty Coffee.


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22 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Ray, Goodman and Brown equal good times in Neptune

"Ain't no party like a Neptune party," exclaimed Larry "Ice" Winfree of Ray, Goodman and Brown at the group's show Saturday, April 19 at Hamilton Banquet Hall in Neptune.


Related Topix: Ray, Goodman & Brown, Neptune, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ, Soul

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Film music buff scores dream role

In most cases, conductors are invited to lead an orchestra for a concert series.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, The Orchestra

KOTA Television

Glenn Miller Orchestra returning to Midwest Theater

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is coming back to Scottsbluff. The popular ensemble will return for its 6th show after 5 sell out shows at the Midwest Theater.


Related Topix: The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jazz, The Orchestra, Theater, Arts, Scottsbluff, NE, Mitchell, NE


LIVE: Dave Holland & the Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County...

He walked like them, he dressed like them, he spoke like them. He stood in the lobby of the SCCC School of Music, chatting in a group of four or five, as if he had just come to see what this Empire Jazz Orchestra was all about.


Related Topix: Schenectady County, NY, The Orchestra, Dave Holland, Jazz


Gene Kelly: The Legacy -- An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly

Out of one of the many jumbled boxes that represent the memories of her husband's momentous life, Patricia Ward Kelly pulled a white paper heart she had received one Valentine's Day, years before.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Gene Kelly

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Marian U announces two upcoming musical concerts

The Little Big Band, directed by Dr. Brian Lydeen, director of bands and jazz studies, will be performing selections by Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich and the jazz-fusion group Spyro Gyra.


Related Topix: Little Big Band, The Big Band, Jazz, Miles Davis, Black Entertainment, Charles Mingus, Buddy Rich, Spyro Gyra

Mon Apr 21, 2014

My Edmonds

'The Art of Jitterbug' comes to Edmonds Sunday, April 27

E dmonds Center for the Arts will host the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and its show The Art of the Jitterbug this Sunday, April 27. This is the first time a regular SRJO concert has been scheduled in Edmonds.


Related Topix: The Orchestra, New York, Jazz, Benny Goodman

Glenn Miller played Broadway in 1930

In a recent article about the great big band leader Glenn Miller it mentioned that he had worked in a show orchestra on Broadway.


Edmonton Journal

April 21, 1994: Trocadero Alumni Orchestra still swings

Bob Lyon and his Serenade in Blue Orchestra played, with vocalist Percy Brown. Tickets were $8 a couple and included a table reservation for four or more.


Related Topix: The Orchestra

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Chelmsford Weekly News: GLENN Miller Orchestra are at Weston on Wednesday.

GLENN Miller's spirit will be alive in Chelmsford next month when a tribute orchestra hits the Civic Theatre stage.


Related Topix: The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jazz, The Orchestra

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Bradenton Times

Manatee Players to Put on Gershwin Show A"My One and OnlyA"

BRADENTON The George and Ira Gershwin show My One and Only comes to the Stone Hall stage at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on May 1. This innovative musical takes the heart-stopping songs 'S Wonderful, Funny Face and of course My One and Only from George and Ira Gershwin's classic Funny Face , along with popular numbers from other Gershwin ... (more)


Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Black Country Bugle

Rendezvous with famous band leader

MANY Bugle readers will look back with a great deal of affection to the era of the Big Band sound, and Black Country artist John Williams from Darlaston is no exception.


Related Topix: Classical, John Williams

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wynton Marsalis fan club

The Woodlawn Cemetery Partners with JALC to Present Free Concert Honoring Jazz Legends

Performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on June 11 Features Compositions by Those Memorialized at Woodlawn and Commemorates the Cemetery's 150th Anniversary and Historic Ties to Jazz Greats Bronx, NY, April 16, 2014-On June 11 at 7:00pm, The Woodlawn Cemetery will partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present a free ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, The Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis, Black Entertainment, Ellington, NY

Asbury Park Press

A Moment to remember

Billy Brown is coming home. Brown, one third of the R&B hitmakers Ray, Goodman and Brown, a.k.a. the Moments, is set to take the stage with his group at the Hamilton Banquet Hall in Neptune in a show billed as a "Pre-Easter Extravaganza."


Related Topix: Ray, Goodman & Brown, Soul, Asbury Park, NJ, Neptune, NJ

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Washington County News

CHS to present Glenn Miller Orchestra

The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will make a concert stop in Chipley this month.The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will make a concert stop in Chipley this month.


Related Topix: The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Orchestra, Jazz, Chipley, FL, Glenn Miller

Seattle Times

Musicals, Seahawks ‘Super Bowl’ documentary

Dance along with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in "Singin' in the Rain" on Sunday, April 20, at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Singin' in the Rain, Musical Movies, Xanadu, Celebrities, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Entertainment


Austin College Presents An Evening of Chamber Music and Jazz

The instrumental ensembles of Austin College, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Duhaime, will present their annual spring concert on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Wynne Chapel at Austin College.


Related Topix: Austin College, The Orchestra, Richardson, TX, Denison, TX, Bells, TX

Iowa's Own Pianist Jim McDonough and His Orchestra to Appear in 2014 Spring Tour on 4/26

Spring is in the air, as are the sounds of a nationally-acclaimed Iowa pianist in concert halls across the state.


Related Topix: Iowa, The Orchestra, Coralville, IA, Elkader, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Dubuque, IA