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Brazilian bossa nova king Caymmi dies

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Dorival Caymmi, hailed as one of the founders of Brazilian popular music, has died at 94 in Rio de Janeiro, officials said.

Feature: Return of the Mavericks

NASHVILLE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- 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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TIGHT SECURITY FOR OSCARS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: Setting Oscar's 'diamond'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- 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.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

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.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

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.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

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.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer June Christy, who made her mark in the Stan Kenton band, was born this day in 1925.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Barney Kessel was born this day in Muskogee, Okla., in 1923.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Gus Johnson was born this day in 1913 in Tyler, Texas. He was a sideman for singers Lena Horn and Ella Fitzgerald, and also powered the big bands of Jay McShann, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Woody Herman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Art Hodes was born this day in 1904 in the Ukraine. His family moved to Chicago when Hodes was 6 months old, and it was in Chicago that he spent much of his jazz career.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz trumpeter and arranger Buck Clayton was born this day in 1911 in Parsons, Kan. In the late 1930s, he was a leading soloist in the Count Basie Band.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer, arranger and trumpeter Billy May was born this date in Pittsburgh in 1916. He is best known for his arrangements for the Charlie Barnet band. May's version of Ray Noble's "Cherokee" became a Swing Era standard. It also became Barnet's signature
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow was born this day in 1899 in Chicago. Mezzrow's passable skills as a player were far overshadowed by his role as an organizer of recording dates, including sessions by Sidney Bechet and trumpeter Tommy Ladnier. Mezzrow di
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Caetano Veloso
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Caetano Emanuel Vianna Telles Velloso (born August 7, 1942), better known as Caetano Veloso, is a composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. He has been called "one of the greatest songwriters of the century" and is sometimes considered to be the Bob Dylan of Brazil. Veloso is most known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship.

Veloso was born in Bahia, a state in the northeastern area of Brazil, but moved to Rio de Janeiro as a college student in the mid-1960s. Soon after the move, Veloso won a music contest and was signed to his first label. He became one of the founders of Tropicalismo with a group of several other musicians and artists—including his sister Maria Bethânia—in the same period. However the Brazilian government at the time viewed Veloso's music and political action as threatening, and he was arrested, along with fellow musician Gilberto Gil, in 1969. The two eventually were exiled from Brazil, and went to London, where they lived for two years. After he moved back to his home country, in 1972, Veloso once again began recording and performing, becoming popular outside of Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s. He has so far won five Latin Grammy Awards. He recorded his first all-English album, A Foreign Sound in 2004. The album contains many American standards.

Veloso was born in Santo Amaro da Purificação, Bahia, the fifth of seven children of José Teles Veloso (1901-1983) and Claudionor Viana Teles Veloso (1907-). His childhood was influenced greatly by artistic endeavors: he was interested in both literature and filmmaking as a child, but focused mainly on music. The musical style of bossa nova and João Gilberto, one of its most prominent exponents, were major influences on Veloso's music as he grew up. Veloso first heard Gilberto at 17 years old, and describes the musician as his "supreme master." He recognizes Gilberto's contribution to Brazilian music as new—"illuminating" the tradition of Brazilian music and paving the way for future innovation. Veloso moved to the Bahian port city of Salvador as a teenager, the city in which Gilberto lived and a center of Afro-Brazilian culture and music.

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