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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...
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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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Hot Springs: Sherman John Syljuberget was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Selby to Carl and Rose (Ochsner) Syljuberget. Sherman passed away at age 81 on Dec. 31, 2011, in Hot Springs. As the owner of Bates Clothing Store throughout most of the 1960s and 1970s,...
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Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89. Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...
Here are your winners! Bob Gordon - Mott the Hoople, “One of the Boys” - Doves, “Catch the Sun” - The Waterboys, “A Girl Called Johnny” - The Pretenders, “Mystery Achievement” - Ryan Adams, “Come...
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
The members of the Downtowners choir may not be all there. They may miss a high note here and there, or drop a lyric. But if you don’t at least crack a smile at “Still Alive,” you might not be fully alive yourself. Led by director Tim...
The Pen Mar Park concert series opens with 18-piece big band By MARIE GILBERT email@example.com One minute, a reed section whispers impossibly rich, velvety tones. The next, the room erupts with the wicked, raucous sounds of drums. There are...
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WGN NewsTonight's Cover Story is an inside look at what's being done to fix Chicago's most broken public schools. A non-profit group, armed with noble goals and dedicated staff, has been awarded contracts for eighteen Chicago schools, with a mandate to turn...
CNNLOS ANGELES -- Richard Dawson, the longtime host of "Family Feud" known for planting kisses on female contestants, has died, his son said in a statement Sunday. He was 79. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this...
This year's bountyof new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential British...
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