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The Dish - Orlando SentinelWhether you prefer a serenade by Mel Torme or Nat King Cole, the phrase “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” signals the fall culinary season. But truth be told, most cooks prefer oven-roasting to a sweaty hearthside task. It's much easier,...
No high school in America did more to shape the sound of jazz than a magnificent edifice at 49th Street and Wabash Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago. Singer-pianist Nat "King" Cole, master vocalist Johnny Hartman, piano whiz Dorothy Donegan and...
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Some stories are harder to write than others. Obituaries are among the hardest, as the represent an obligation to do justice to the folks who have passed and hopefully to bring solace to their loved ones. Some of Laguna's best and brightest died in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it. But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a...
From Inside the BoxDo you think Simon Cowell was right to compare Daryl Black to Nat King Cole?...
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
TULSA — The City of Tulsa claims to be the birthplace of Route 66, the legendary U.S. highway immortalized by an old television show and an iconic song. "Get your kicks on Route 66!" Nat King Cole once melodiously sang. Or in UCF's cacophonous...
Tags: Sports, George O'Leary, College Football, Football, UCF Knights
Staff reportsIt's time again for another Jazz Swing Dance, presented by Northern State University music students. The fall edition of the Northern dance and music extravaganza will unfold Friday night at the Ward Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom, 104 S. Main St. The...
For some unknown reason, somebody decided to do a study on the most popular funeral songs. Forget poverty or AIDS, this is the kind of thing we need our best and brightest working on. Here are the top 12, via NME.com. 1. Frank Sinatra – 'My Way' 2....
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey...
Bring your dancing shoes or earplugs if you plan a night out during the Democratic National Convention. Most drinking establishments seem to go in for music in a big way in Uptown Charlotte. From the historic Excelsior Club, where greats Nat King Cole...
Von Freeman was revered as a tenor saxophonist but was never a major star, worshiped by critics but perpetually strapped for cash. He seemed to purposely avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles Davis phoned Freeman in the 1950s looking for a...
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