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Ella Fitzgerald honored with Google Doodle

Ella Fitzgerald honored with Google Doodle

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald was honored with a Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage Thursday on what would have been her 96th birthday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Montreux Jazz Festival Claude Nobs dies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland, has died from a cross-country skiing accident, festival organizers said. He was 76.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
By United Press International
Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.

Black stars' enclave gets landmark status

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday named a Queens neighborhood -- which housed Jackie Robinson and James Brown -- a historic district.

British jazz drummer Drew dies

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Martin Drew, who spent three decades as a jazz drummer with Oscar Peterson's internationally acclaimed group, has died in London, his family said.

'Sunny' composer Bobby Hebb dead at 72

NASHVILLE, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Bobby Hebb has died at Nashville's Centennial Medical Center, his family said. He was 72.
Web site picks 'surprising' jazz cities

Web site picks 'surprising' jazz cities

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A California-based travel Web site picked Cork, Ireland, to top its list of "Five Surprising Cities for Jazz Lovers."
Seattle's famed Washington Hall for sale

Seattle's famed Washington Hall for sale

SEATTLE, June 30 (UPI) -- Washington Hall, where Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington played back when black performers weren't welcome in Seattle's white venues, is for sale.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
By United Press International

USC to honor Ella Fitzgerald

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- The University of Southern California is getting ready to celebrate the music of the late jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Postage stamp to immortalize Fitzgerald

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Iconic jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is to have her image immortalized in the 30th offering in the U.S. Postal Service's Postal Service's Black Heritage series.

Wedding soundtrack to be broadcast

LA CROSSE, Wis., June 16 (UPI) -- A La Crosse, Wis., couple planned to have their wedding reception overseen by a very unusual disc jockey -- the Sirius Satellite Radio company.

Smokey Robinson sings pop standards

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Motown legend Smokey Robinson takes his own trip through the Great American Songbook on his new album, "Timeless Love."

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2006 with 250 to follow.
By United Press International

National Museum jumps into hip-hop

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington is preparing to launch "Hip-Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, The Rhymes, The Life."

Floods ravage priceless photos

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of negatives shot by photographer Herman Leonard survived the New Orleans floods, but thousands of valuable prints were lost in his home.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005 with 128 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz bassist Keter Betts dead at 77

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jazz bassist Keter Betts, who helped introduce the bossa nova to the United States, has died, it was reported Monday. He was 77.

Jazzman 'Keter' Betts dead at 77

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jazz bassist Peter "Keter" Betts has died at his Silver Spring, Md., home at age 77, it was reported Wednesday.

Society of Singers to honor Elton John

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- The Society of Singers will present its 14th Annual Ella Award to pop icon Elton John, the Beverly Hills-based organization announced Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 25, the 115th day of 2005 with 250 to follow.
By United Press International

Stan Levey, noted drummer, dies at 79

VAN NUYS, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Noted modern jazz drummer Stan Levey, who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, has died at the age of 79 in a California hospital.
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