Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and bamboo cane sold for $62,500 Sunday in an auction of silver screen and rock 'n' roll memorabilia in Los Angeles.
Jazz musician Billy Taylor has died of a heart attack in a New York hospital, his family said Wednesday. He was 89.
Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to direct and star in a bio-picture about jazz great Louis Armstrong.
Clint Eastwood says the lack of black U.S. soldiers in his film, "Flags of Our Fathers," was true to history but Spike Lee insists blacks fought at Iwo Jima.
Jazz pianist Chris Anderson, whose sophisticated harmonies earned him prestige in his field, has died in New York at the age of 81.
Sal Mosca, a jazz pianist who started out playing with greats such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis only to leave the eye later in life, has died in White Plains, N.Y., at the age of 80.
Author Daniel Stern, who tapped his career in music, movies and academia for his novels and short stories, has died in Houston at age 79.
Jay McShann, whose piano boogie-woogie, blues and swing music influenced Kansas City jazz for more than 70 years, has died at the age of 90. He performed last year at the Folly Theater and died Thursday after checking into St. Luke's Hospital on Nov. 27 w
After enjoying the longest continuous run of any member of the Missouri jazz ensemble, the Scamps, saxophonist Art Jackson has died at 86.
One of the premiere jazz sax players in the United States, Dewey Redman, has died in New York at the age of 75.
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