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2014-10-14 08:27:50

High School And College Students Will Vie For A Summer Internship With Sony Pictures Classics RED BANK, N.J., Oct.

2014-07-15 08:24:54

John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli Headline Free Concert on the Jersey City Waterfront Thursday, September 18 JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed vocalist

2014-04-14 12:27:11

New Editions to Best Selling Jazz Midline Series of All Time Are: SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Savoy Jazz is set to release three new editions in its

2011-12-21 09:00:00

Grammy winning vocal group's version of 'S'Vivon' (The Dreidel) benefits the Dr. Allyson J.

2011-05-15 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and humanitarian Quincy Jones, in association with his Global Gumbo Group and the Maroc Cultures Association, will lead a historic collaboration of Western, Middle Eastern and North African musicians on May 25th during a concert at the annual Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat, Morocco to promote the principles of peace, hope, unity and a better tomorrow for the youth of the region. Commented Jones, "I have long...

2009-05-17 12:48:06

Pianist Terence Conley says he is working hard to recover from serious head injuries suffered in a traffic accident in New York. The 51-year-old pianist, who was placed into a coma following his 2008 accident, said he longs for the day he can once again play his instrument of choice on stage, The New York Times reported Sunday. Other than my wife and children, I missed my piano the most, the former Count Basie Orchestra member said.

2008-08-12 18:00:20

Japanese jazz saxophonist Sadao Watanabe is set to release a new, double-disc album and perform on rare select dates in the U.S. "Basie's At Night" will be released on September 2, 2008 and features some of Watanabe's best songs recorded at Basie's in Ichinoseki, Iwati on April 14, 2007.

2008-08-03 09:00:14

By KEITH MONROE By Keith Monroe Special to The Virginian-Pilot This delightful book is like a collection of snapshots from June 1936 to July 1938.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.