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7 hrs ago | FishBowl

Yogi Berra Tips His Cap to Duke Ellington

The gist of Newsday sportswriter Mike Gavin 's article this weekend is about how current Yankee and Mets players were connected to their "walk-up songs," e.g. those pop tunes that blare over the PA as a hitter move from on-deck to the batter's box.


Related Topix: Jazz, Count Basie

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Northern Scot

Niki King comes back to Inverness with Duke Ellington tribute.

WINNING Scottish jazz vocalist Niki King has switched the spotlight in her latest show from one music legend to another.


Related Topix: Jazz, Billie Holiday, Black Entertainment, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Blue Note


Seattle Shakespeare Company Celebrates 13 Continuous Seasons of Financial Success

After closing out the financial records for Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013-2014 season, Managing Director John Bradshaw announced that the company ended the year in the black with revenues of $1.6 million, a record high for the company.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, King Lear, Jazz, Mercer Island, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Present Jazz Showcases 7/31-8/17

The Duke Ellington Center of the Arts will present "Ellington, New York and the Essence of Jazz," a discussion led by composer and jazz scholar Edward Green on July 31 at 6pm, and "Summer Serenade with Bobby Sanabria," a concert by Sanabria on August 17 at 2:30pm.


Related Topix: Ellington, NY, Jazz, Manhattan School of Music

The Columbus Dispatch

Neighbors shouldn't be arbiters of taste

It would appear that certain members of the Clintonville Area Commission have decided that, as official city of Columbus neighborhood advisers, they need to assert their authority and creative visions as art consultants of my neighborhood .


Related Topix: Jazz, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Dixieland Jazz Mass Ties Downtown Cathedral To Community, Weekend Festival

Bouncy, jazzy tunes filled the Christ Cathedral Church downtown during a New Orleans-style mass Sunday, organized as part of the 23rd Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz.


Related Topix: Jazz, Hartford, CT, David Sanborn

Thu Jul 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Three more buildings now open in Encore

Earlier this week it was a trumpeter, playing as guests toured apartments at a grand opening for the Trio, the second project completed within Encore.


Related Topix: Jazz, Dance, Cotton Club, Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald


Bay Area Big Band @ InsideOut Gallery, Sun. July 20th, 7-9 pm

The BAY AREA BIG BAND generates an electricity and excitement guaranteed to bring you out of your seat.


Related Topix: Inside Out, The Big Band, Jazz, Glenn Miller, Count Basie

Jacksonville Daily News

Duke vs. The Duke: Just figure it out

Some legal actions are just downright silly. That's the reaction to news that heirs of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University once again have turned to the courts in a battle over the name.


Related Topix: Duke University, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Jazz, Opinion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

A Leading Female Interpreter of The Great American Songbook

As a young girl, vocalist Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Armstrong.


Related Topix: Jazz


Broadway's Jared Grimes Coming to the Children's Museum of Manhattan, 8/16

A series of live performances - including one from a Broadway star - will take place throughout the summer in conjunction with the exhibit, JAZZED! The Changing Beat of 125th Street at the Children's Museum of Manhattan , located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz

The Times-Picayune

Edward Pramuk to receive Art Melt's Louisiana Art Legend Award

Edward Pramuk will receive Forum 35's Art Melt Louisiana Art Legend Award during the annual event's preview party Friday, July 18. Pramuk, a painter and mixed-media artist, was recently the subject of an exhibition at the LSU Museum of Art alongside photographs by Herman Leonard.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Jazz


Mood Indigo Review

Visionary director Michel Gondry is back to his surrealistic romantic/fantasy ways, this time with Mood Indigo - named after the Duke Ellington album but based on Boris Vian's 1947 book Froth on the Daydream.


Related Topix: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Jazz, Fashion, Chloe, Designers

Uptown Flavor

'The Women of Sugar Hill'

Experience a unique live music and art event being held at the Sugar Hill Building.


Related Topix: Jazz, Arts, Painting

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Live Review: Carsie Blanton at Rockwood Music Hall

On the heels of the release of her new jazz standards album, "Not Old, Not New" , singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton stopped in New York City on her long US tour.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Jazz, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Independent

Fans book burial plots in the Bronx to be near jazz greats Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Celia Cruz

The guardians of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx are reaching out to those who can think of nothing better than making their final resting place one shared by the likes of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Celia Cruz.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Jazz, Marketing

Sat Jul 12, 2014

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Gonsalves' birthday today! Although his reputation is often hung upon the mighty gallery-rousing performance he gave at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival with Duke Ellington, tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves was at heart an introspective balladeer.


Related Topix: Jazz

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Your Leek Paper

Jazz this July at Buxton Festival

Singer, pianist, composer and entertainer Joe Stilgoe is joined by MOBO-nominated singer-songwriter, Natalie Williams on Saturday 12 July.


Related Topix: Jazz, Benny Goodman

Bournemouth Echo

Jazz, nice: Swanage gears up for annual music festival weekend

More than 50 bands will be playing this year, with the traditional jazz programme headlined by Keith Nichols' Blue Devils playing early big band music of Duke Ellington.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, Jazz

Thu Jul 10, 2014

City Paper

Jazz Setlist, July 10-16: Integriti Reeves, CapitalBop, and John Kocur

The last year or so has really been the making of Integriti Reeves . She's not exactly a newcomer to D.C. jazz, being a native Washingtonian, a graduate of both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University, and a veteran of most of the city's jazz bandstands.


Related Topix: Washington, Jazz, Howard University, Billie Holiday, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Cardigans, Music, Entertainment