Monday, July 22, 2019

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A Changing Harlem Will Always Be Remembered...

The Harlem of today, replete with bustling restaurants and commerce, seems foreign to most. But a century ago, the small area in upper Manhattan...

Duke Ellington School of Arts Celebrates...

Duke Ellington didn't consider himself a jazz musician. He said he was a musician who played jazz. And what a musician: pianist, bandleader, composer of...

Musicians Add Jazzy Flair to Classic Christmas...

Music is often the spark that gets people in the holiday spirit. Christmas music is mostly traditional, but sometimes jazz musicians will spice up...

’42’ Soundtrack Includes Great Sampling of Period...

The past two years has seen two high-profile baseball-themed movies: one good, 2011’s “Moneyball,” and the other less-than-good, last year’s Clint Eastwood-starring “Trouble With...

Engulfed in Scandal and Corruption, Washington, D.C.,...

Even before it became known as Chocolate City (CC), Washington, D.C. was a mecca for African Americans, home to Howard University, Duke Ellington, the...

Reflecting on a Jazz Giant: Duke Ellington...

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...