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The other evening, former Baltimore Sun reporters Antero Pietila and C. Fraser Smith sat in the studios of WYPR radio discussing the life and times of William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, who died Monday at 97. Adams, who went from numbers runner to...
From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,“Enjoy The Silence,”...
Internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet artist Derrick Gardner will appear at the 2012 Northern State University Jazzfest in January. Jazzfest runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Gardner will perform with the NSU 2 O'Clock...
Frank Foster, a jazz sax man and composer who is best known for his years with the Count Basie Orchestra, died Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Chesapeake, the Associated Press reported. Foster, who composed Basie's hit "Shiny Stockings," died of...
As the academic year draws to a close, the music and dance departments at Glendale Community College stage some of their most anticipated events. Students in the various music performance programs, after a semester of learning, practicing and...
Pianist Randy Weston performs with his African Rhythms Quintet at the Artists Collective on SaturdayRandy Weston is the kind of artist you have to dig for. His music is real insider stuff, the sort you'd grab from a record store bin because the cover looked cool or because someone much hipper than you dropped his name. Thanks to YouTube, you can view...
RedEye movie critic**1/2 (out of four) Nearly 20 years after losing touch, Henry (J.K. Simmons) and Helen Sawyer (Cara Seymour) reunite with their son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) after he’s diagnosed with a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories....
Soundboard Music Blog - Orlando SentinelYou might think that atÂ age 84, Tony Bennett has sung those old standards so many times that there's not much nuance left to wring out of them. You'd be wrong. Bennett, a legitimate American icon in world littered with too many phony ones, returned to...
The 33 NewsPlayboy is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Club this weekend, and are hosting parties across the Nation in honor of the big day. Dallas' retro-night club, Ghostbar, is going to be the host for this milestone, and kicks off Friday, June...
He always referred to me as James, never Jim. The only person to call me that was my mother. Whenever I was in big trouble, she used "James" in combination with my middle name. His demeanor was aloof and formal, somewhat unusual for a jazz artist. He...
Jul 2, 2011 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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