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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Taylor, Blige to perform at the DNC

Taylor, Blige to perform at the DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- James Taylor, the Foo Fighters and Mary J. Blige have been booked to perform at next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
By United Press International
Kennedy Center plans free concert series

Kennedy Center plans free concert series

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says it is planning three nights of free concerts next month.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007.
By United Press International

Christmas Jam benefit hits 18th year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Habitat For Humanity will be the beneficiary of a long-lived charity rock show this weekend in North Carolina.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2006 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2005 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2004 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

All-star lineup for 'Apollo at 70'

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- NBC said Monday actor Denzel Washington will join singers Willie Nelson and Natalie Cole onstage for next month's "Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem."

Musicians' emergency fund faces challenges

In Greek mythology, Atlas was the man condemned to carry the world on his back. To many aging jazz musicians, and some younger in age who find themselves in a b
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2003 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

Bearden's art now inspires new music

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Saxophonist Branford Marsalis celebrates the life of painter Romare Bearden through music, coinciding with a retrospective at the National Gallery of Art.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Lisa Marie Presley, riding high on her debut album and about to launch her first tour, is featured in a no-holds-barred Playboy interview.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Branford Marsalis
New Orleans native Branford Marsalis returns home for the 35th annual Jazz Fest, which continues through Sunday, May 2. (UPI Photo/ Douglas Mason)
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Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960), is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a soloist with classical ensembles and has led the group Buckshot LeFonque.

Marsalis was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. His brothers Jason Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, and Delfeayo Marsalis, and father Ellis Marsalis, Jr. are also jazz musicians.

In the summer of 1980, while still a Berklee College of Music student, Marsalis toured Europe playing alto and baritone saxophone in a large ensemble led by drummer Art Blakey. Other big band experience with Lionel Hampton and Clark Terry followed over the next year, and by the end of 1981 Marsalis, on alto saxophone, had joined his brother Wynton in Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Other performances with his brother, including a 1981 Japanese tour with Herbie Hancock, led to the formation of his brother Wynton’s first quintet, where Marsalis shifted his emphasis to soprano and tenor saxophones. He continued to work with Wynton until 1985, a period that also saw the release of his own first recording, Scenes in the City, as well as guest appearances with other artists including Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.

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