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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire closes the fest with a rebel's spirt

    Coachella 2014: Arcade Fire closes the fest with a rebel's spirt
    At about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, a panic swept through the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. On one stage was Motorhead, with Lemmy Kilmister's aged growl calling to the desert wild. On another was Disclosure, whose crowd was swelling by the minute, lured by the act's ability to use a beat-driven sound to hit a range of emotions. 
  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

     Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer
    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...

    Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake

    Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake
    When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15. "I never felt...

    Wayne Henderson dies at 74; Jazz Crusaders co-founder, trombonist

    Wayne Henderson dies at 74; Jazz Crusaders co-founder, trombonist
    Wayne Henderson, a trombonist, composer and co-founder of the Jazz Crusaders, who became a powerful force for merging the sound of jazz with elements of funk, soul and R&B, died Friday at a Culver City hospital. He was 74. His death from heart failure...

    Review: Audra McDonald in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'

    Review: Audra McDonald in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'
    NEW YORK — Only a fool would second-guess the transformative power of Audra McDonald, but when it was announced that this five-time Tony Award-winner was going to portray Billie Holiday in the Broadway production of “Lady Day at Emerson’...