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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Jack Lesberg was born this day in 1920 in Boston. From 1945 to 1950, he had a double career in New York.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Film of the Week: Polanski's 'The Pianist'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Although it's one of the frontrunners in the scramble for Oscar nominations, Roman Polanski's Holocaust drama "The Pianist" is actually a movie of surprisingly
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

N.Y. Philharmonic's Russian oratorio

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The major musical commission by Lorin Maazel in his first season as music director of the New York Philharmonic was a 90-minute oratorio with religious overtones by the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. "The Enchanted Wanderer," based on a novella by 19t
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Joe Bob's Drive-In: 'Barrio Wars'

York Entertainment, the quirky B movie distributor out of El Lay, is starting a new label called "York Latino," which will be exploitation movies for the Spanis
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

People

LIBERAL SENATOR DIES IN PLANE CRASH
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Lyricist Adolph Green dead at 86

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Adolph Green, the screenwriter-lyricist whose six-decade collaboration with Betty Comden resulted in such classic Broadway and movie musicals as "Singing' in th

U.S. business aid the arts in myriad ways

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- American businesses have an enviable record of aiding the arts that is unmatched in any other country, and industry even has an organization, Business Committee
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late country singer Marty Robbins, who was born in 1925; George Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1931 (age 71); Youngbloods drummer Joseph Bauer in 1941 (age 61); Brian Ferry of Roxy Music in 1945 (age 57); country singer
By United Press International

'Dead Man Walking' gets operatic treatment

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An operatic adaptation of the 1995 film, "Dead Man Walking," with a libretto by Terrence McNally and music by Jake Heggie, is having its New York debut at City
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Thinking about life: In Candide's Garden

SYDNEY, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The celebrated French writer Voltaire (1694-1778) is probably best remembered for his cynical witticisms. For example: "If God did not exist, it would be necess
PETER COLEMAN

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Sept. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include dancer Ruby Keeler in 1909, bandleader Bob Crosby in 1913, composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1918, Walter Williams of the O'Jays, who was born in 1942 (age 60); bassist Gene Simmons of KISS in 1949 (age 53); Rob Halford of
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2002 with 128 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

TILSON-THOMAS ENCOURAGES KIDS' LOVE OF MUSIC The musical director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson-Thomas, is participating in a new project that's aimed at getting young people interested in music.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

People

BIRTHDAY AT BIRDLAND FOR LIONEL HAMPTON
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Watercooler Stories

SEXTUPLETS BORN IN KANSAS
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Old pros up for top pop Grammy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- This year's nominees for the traditional pop vocal album Grammy could just as easily have been up for album of the year in the days when the Recording Academy was still being criticized for not being hip.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 21. The pianist and composer Tadd Dameron was born this day in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 20. Saxophonist and flute player Bobby Jaspar was born this date in 1926 in Liege, Belgium.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz-Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz-Notes: Goings on in the jazz world
KEN FRANCKLING

Cleo Laine is really a jazzy dame

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Cleo Laine is the most versatile of jazz singers. She has fashioned a career on both sides of the Atlantic since making a name for herself as soloist with the John Dankworth Big Band in the early 1950s.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Analysis: Radical Chic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon have altered the American political landscape. The country is remarkably united
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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