Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Meanwhile, the Woody Herman Foundation has announced plans to provide financial assistance to ailing and needy professional musicians, especially those with a jazz background. The foundation has received donations from several jazz organizations and will augment the coffers with fund-raising activities and a benefit performance later this year. Herman, a big band leader for more than 50 years, died Oct. 29, 1987, at age 74.

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World