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Pinkwater fantasy novel optioned for movie

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- New York's Tiny Dancer Films production company says it has optioned author Daniel Pinkwater's fantasy novel "Lizard Music" for the big screen.

Researchers create DNA-based nanosensors

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- University of Pennsylvania and Monell Chemical Sciences Center researchers say they've created DNA-based nanosensors that can detect odors and tastes.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornetist Jimmy McPartland was born in Chicago this day in 1907. He died in 1991.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Frank Teschemacher was born this day in Chicago in 1906. An original member of Chicago's famous Austin High Gang of musicians, he died in a car crash at age 25.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player and composer Bob Haggart was born this day in 1914 in New York.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1955, graffiti artists began scrawling the words "Bird Lives!" in subway stations and on walls around Greenwich Village in New York City.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Miff Mole was born this day in 1898 in Roosevelt, N.Y. He was a revolutionary trombonist in the 1920s, teaming up on classic recordings with cornetist Red Nichols.
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Oklahoma St. 38, Oklahoma 28

STILLWATER, Okla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Josh Fields threw three of his four touchdown passes to Rashaun Woods as Oklahoma State built a 22-point halftime lead Saturday and went on to its second shocki

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Leonard Gaskin was born this day in 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. His wide-ranging bosses included Miles Davis and Eddie Condon.
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Newspaper shooting kills 1, 2 others found

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 8 (UPI) -- One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting Saturday at The Providence Journal's production plant, while the suspect and a third man are believe

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 8. Pianist Dick Hyman was born this day in New York City in 1927. Since he hit the music scene in the early 1950s, Hyman has been one of the most versatile pianists and musical directors around.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 7. Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 6. One of the most important and influential guitarists in jazz history was born this day in 1923 in Indianapolis.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 26. Violinist Stephane Grappelli was born this day in Paris in 1908. Grappelli was still a teenager in the 1920s when he met French gypsy and jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
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Charlie "Fess" Johnson (November 21, 1891, Philadelphia - December 13, 1959, New York City) was an American jazz bandleader and pianist.

Johnson led an ensemble called the Paradise Ten, who played at Small's Paradise from 1925–1935 and recorded five times between 1925 and 1929. Though Johnson was a capable pianist, he rarely soloed on his recordings. The Paradise Ten ensemble included a number of noted sidemen, including trumpeters Jabbo Smith, Leonard Davis, Sidney DeParis, and Thomas Morris, trombonists Charlie Irvis and Jimmy Harrison, alto saxophonists Benny Carter and Edgar Sampson, and tenor saxophonist Benny Waters. Johnson led the ensemble until 1938; following this he freelanced in various ensembles until he retired due to health problems in the 1950s.

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