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NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz musicians from around the world will gather this April in Paris for International Jazz Day, an event UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock hopes will bring an uplifting "positive message" to a city still reeling from last month's terrorist attacks...
James McMurtry, "Complicated Game" (Complicated Game) For the sharply drawn characters portrayed on "Complicated Game," life is an uphill battle, even in a fishing boat. James McMurtry's first release in six years is peopled with struggling crabbers, farmers, hunters and Long...
NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who mentored Miles Davis and Quincy Jones and played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show," has died. He was 94. Terry's wife announced his death on his website late Saturday night...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter who played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show" has died. Clark Terry was 94. Terry's wife announced his death on his website late Saturday night. Gwen Terry's statement didn't...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop. Calling themselves Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, they rap in the ancient...
NEW YORK (AP) — Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes. The original musical "Brooklynite" stars six brand-new crusaders with superpowers protecting the borough, a mysterious substance in an asteroid and a look...
NEW YORK (AP) — Glen Campbell's daughter says that although she can't have a typical conversation with her father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, she's able to speak to him through music. In an interview this week, Ashley Campbell says when she plays her guitar for her...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sanford I. Weill is stepping down as chairman of Carnegie Hall's board of trustees. The New York City concert hall said Thursday that the board will now be headed by Ronald O. Perelman. Weill, who's being lauded for his leadership in Carnegie Hall's...
NEW YORK (AP) — The 1954 Les Paul Gibson guitar known as "Black Beauty" has sold at auction for $335,500. Guernsey's auction house says the six-string instrument with gold-plated hardware set the standard for other Les Paul Gibson guitars. Paul was a jazz, country and blues...