Dorival Caymmi, hailed as one of the founders of Brazilian popular music, has died at 94 in Rio de Janeiro, officials said.
Even when fans wondered about a future for the Mavericks, band member Robert Reynolds always knew the band would make more music, despite the five-year break.
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Don't expect the set for the 75th Academy Awards telecast to be dripping with diamonds -- that's too obvious a choice for production designer Roy Christopher.
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Trumpeter Henry "Hot Lips" Levine was born this day in 1907 in London. He replaced Nick LaRocca in the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and also was a bandleader and longtime staff musician for NBC.
Trombonist Tyree Glenn was born in 1912 in Corsicana, Texas. He was a fixture in the Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington bands for many years. He died in 1974.
Trombonist Jimmy Knepper was born this day in 1927 in Los Angeles. He worked for many different top big bands before gaining public attention as a member of the Charles Mingus band in the late 1950s.
Singer June Christy, who made her mark in the Stan Kenton band, was born this day in 1925.
Guitarist Barney Kessel was born this day in Muskogee, Okla., in 1923.