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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald, on what would have been her 96th birthday. The stylized doodle puts her in the spotlight on stage leading a quartet. Fitzgerald became the preeminent female jazz singer of...
Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll. As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...
The choice of Brian McKnight for headliner at Artscape is not the only poor decision made by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts ("X-rated songs by Artscape headliner stir controversy," July 19). They also nearly eliminated jazz from the...
Donations from 2010 will be used to keep several city pools open this summer that the mayor last month had slated for closure. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday that Baltimore City Foundation donations from two years ago will be used to...
The Hartford CourantAs one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
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Nov 29, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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