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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Barney Kessel was born this day in Muskogee, Okla., in 1923.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and arranger Andy Gibson was born this day in 1913 in Zanesville, Ohio. He spent much of the 1930s playing in a succession of big bands before becoming a free-lance arranger for Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Cab Calloway and Harry James.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Joe Sullivan was born this date in 1906 in Chicago. Strongly influenced by Fats Waller and Earl Hines, Sullivan played in the Bob Crosby and Eddie Condon bands.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Bunny Berigan was born this day in 1908 in Hilbert, Wis. His distinctive, uninhibited playing style graced many important big bands during the 1930s, including those of Paul Whiteman, the Dorsey Brothers and Benny Goodman. Berigan died in New Yo
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clifford Brown, the trumpet player known to his friends as "Brownie," was born this date in 1930 in Wilmington, Del. During his brief time in the spotlight, Brown became a major stylistic influence on every trumpeter player who followed him.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Jimmy Heath was born this day in Philadelphia in 1926. He's a member of one of the first families of jazz, brother to bassist Percy Heath of Modern Jazz Quartet fame and to drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

For decades, the world thought July 4 was the all-American birthday of jazz trumpet legend Louis Armstrong. Some believe Armstrong listed July 4, 1900 as his birth date when he registered for the draft in 1918 because he wanted a date everyone would remem
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