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Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....
Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80. He...
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Pop & HissFolksy Mexican-American singer Lila Downs, bluegrass-focused string-quintet the Punch Brothers and French composer Yann Tierson are among the artists slated to appear at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex during the 2012-2013 season. Downs will open the...
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...
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Culture MonsterPresident Obama spoke at the annual Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday and presented medals to Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma. Art experts have reclassified a painting that was believed to have been made by one of...
All The RageMichelle Obama and Barbara Cook see blue at the Kennedy Center Honors, while Meryl Streep and other honorees plus attendees including Anne Hathaway and Patti LuPone stick to Washington's formal black. In L.A., J.J. Abrams and Zachery Quinto are bringing...
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Culture Monsterould "Smash," the upcoming NBC series about making a musical on Broadway, actually spawn a musical for Broadway? CBS will air on Tuesday night the recent Kennedy Center Honors that recognized cellist Yo-Yo Ma, jazz musician Sonny Rollins, singer Barbara...
Ministry of GossipMeryl Streep's Kennedy Center Honors has finally hit the Internet, with an embarrassment of star tributes from the likes of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. The president and first lady sat beside Meryl Streep, who this year brings Margaret Thatcher to...
Culture MonsterSetting aside more sympathetic choices from jazz veterans Sonny Rollins and 93-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson, Grammy voters opted for familiar faces from a different generation....
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