Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

Entertainment 05/30/19, 13:28

Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family.No details about his death were provided.Redbone's career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met him at the Mariposa Folk Festival ...

Thailand’s Jazz makes music with 68 at PGA Championship

Golf 05/17/19, 16:01

The Jazz man from Thailand made some music at the PGA Championship on Friday, and it was really good.So remember this name: Jazz Janewattananond. He is a 23-year-old playing in his first PGA Championship. He has shot rounds of 70 and 68 and his 2 under total has him on ...

Diana Ross feels ‘violated’ by airport screener’s touching

Entertainment 05/05/19, 13:27

Diana Ross says she feels "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a screening at the New Orleans ...

Years in the making, film about jazz pioneer Bolden to open

Entertainment 05/02/19, 12:19

More than two decades after the seed was planted in Dan Pritzker's mind to make a movie about jazz cornetist Charles "Buddy" Bolden, the world is finally getting to see the story he's been trying to tell.The writer-director's film "Bolden" reimagines the life and music of the musician, of whom ...

Day 2 at New Orleans Jazz Fest: Sunshine and Santana

Entertainment 04/26/19, 09:54

Sunshine and Santana: Both will be welcome sights on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.There have been some disappointments in the run-up to the 50th annual Jazz Fest. Both the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac had to cancel for health reasons. Storms then delayed Thursday's ...

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Sports 04/16/19, 19:08

The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome.Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games after dominating victories.Boston limited ...

Fleetwood Mac cancels Jazz Fest, other dates due to illness

Entertainment 04/08/19, 14:35

Illness is forcing Fleetwood Mac to cancel a number of appearances, including at the Jazz Fest, where the band had been scheduled as a last-minute replacement for the Rolling Stones.The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tweeted Monday that Fleetwood Mac is postponing four upcoming North American tour dates and ...

Bennett and Belafonte among those honored at Apollo gala

Entertainment 04/05/19, 05:24

Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing.Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America.Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have a speech prepared ...

Affordable music for the family in NYC? Try a jazz club

Entertainment 03/27/19, 09:50

New York has long been a city known for jazz. What's less well-known is how kid- and family-friendly jazz performances here can be.Many performers have day jobs as educators, and although many venues are nightclubs, there are jazz performances where even toddlers are welcome."When I was a kid, the Vanguard ...

Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

Entertainment 03/19/19, 10:22

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.According to a statement from his neurologist released Monday, the 83-year-old Lewis is ...

Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Entertainment 02/28/19, 13:09

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop 'n' blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova said Previn passed away in his Manhattan home. His ex-wife Mia ...

Trombonists who died in 2018 honored with music in Cleveland

Entertainment 02/13/19, 11:30

The late American jazz great Urbie Green and three other accomplished trombonists who died in 2018 will be remembered Saturday at a musical event in Cleveland.Living trombone stars Jiggs Whigham and John Marcellus will be featured at the Memorial Trombone Festival at Case Western Reserve University, a concert by some ...

PBS films tackles Native American links to rock, blues, jazz

Entertainment 01/19/19, 10:11

A new PBS Independent Lens documentary shows how Native Americans laid the foundations to rock, blues and jazz."RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World," set to air on most PBS stations Monday, shows how Native Americans played a role in shaping American popular music, even though fans had no idea ...

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

Entertainment 01/15/19, 16:44

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival.Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that Mick Jagger and his band will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which runs April 25-28 and May 2-5, are Katy Perry, the ...

Tia Fuller, fierce woman in jazz, takes shot at 1st Grammy

Entertainment 01/08/19, 15:46

Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God.She'd just received the news that she was nominated for her first-ever Grammy Award — but it's not just any nomination: Her inclusion in the best jazz instrumental album category is a historic moment for women because they have rarely been ...

Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

Entertainment 12/18/18, 00:47

Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over a sexual misconduct allegation.Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans ...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Entertainment 12/13/18, 23:50

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community ...

Celebrities, guests arrive for Kennedy Center Honors program

Entertainment 12/02/18, 18:40

Celebrities and guests are arriving at Washington's Kennedy Center for this year's Kennedy Center Honors program. 2018 Kennedy Center Honorees the co-creators of "Hamilton," from left, Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Alex Lacamoire pose for a selfie following the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, ...

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49

Entertainment 11/03/18, 14:35

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died at age 49.Manager Larry Clothier released a statement saying Hargrove died Friday in New York from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease.Hargrove was a prolific player who provided his jazz sounds to records across a range of styles. He ...

Exclusive: Roberta Flack ready to sing again

Entertainment 10/12/18, 03:09

Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group.The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the legend to keep her instrument — her voice — in top form. It would be an important exercise for any singer, but even more critical given ...

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