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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

New Orleans rockers The Radiators spent the weekend partying with a group of fans at the Atlantis Resort complex in the Bahamas.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Phish is set to treat its fans with a reunion after a two-year break during which various members did a lot of playing with a variety of other musicians.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

W.C. Handy, the father of the blues, was born this date in 1873 in Florence, Ala. His compositions, including "Memphis Blues," "St. Louis Blues" and "Beale Street Blues," remain an important part of the jazz repertoire.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Phish is set to treat its fans with a reunion after a two-year break during which various members did a lot of playing with a variety of other musicians.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, better known to the music world as Jelly Roll Morton, was born this day in 1890. By the time he was 12 years old, he was playing ragtime piano in bordellos in the Storyville section of his native New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Big band trumpeter Ray Wetzel was born this day in 1924 in Parkersburg, W.Va. He was lead trumpeter in the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey and with the Metronome All-Stars. He died in an auto accident in Colorado in 1951.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Drifters bassist Bill Pinkney, who was born in 1925 (age 77); Bobby Helms in 1933 (age 69); drummer Tommy Aldrich of Ozzy Osbourne's band, in 1942 (age 60); Spencer Davis Group drummer Peter York also in 1942 (age 60); so
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Claude Thornhill was born this day in 1909 in Terre Haute, Ind. He died in July 1965.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
By United Press International

People

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

Drummer-bandleader Ben Pollack was born this day in Chicago in 1903. He was considered the father of big band swing, but never enjoyed even a fraction of the success of proteges Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby and Harry James who each spent time i
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is June 22nd.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Lucky Thompson was born in Detroit this day in 1924. He was a disciple of reed player Don Byas. Despite several inactive periods in his career, Lucky Thompson played and/or recorded with a veritable who's who in jazz.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and bandleader Nelson Riddle was born this day in Oradell, N.J., in 1921. He had a knack for arranging songs and led backup orchestras for some of America's finest singers, including Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fit
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 1) Today's birthdays include Debbie Reynolds, who was born in 1932 (age 70); country's Jim Ed Brown in 1934 (age 68); Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers in 1939 (age 63); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 30) Today's birthdays include Rolf Harris, who had a hit in 1963 with the novelty tune "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," was born in 1930 (age 72); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 16) Today's birthdays include Jerry Lewis -- yes, THAT Jerry Lewis, who had a hit song in 1956 with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" -- was born in 1926 (age 76); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 16) Today's birthdays include Jerry Lewis -- yes, THAT Jerry Lewis, who had a hit song in 1956 with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" -- was born in 1926 (age 76); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

SATURN NOMINATIONS "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" led the field with nine nominations for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' 28th Annual Saturn Awards.
By United Press International

Nominees for 28th Annual Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 28th Annual Saturn Awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in Los Angeles:

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2002 with 314 to follow. The moon is in its first quarter.
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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

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 20) Today's birthdays include David Ackles, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Nancy Wilson also was born in 1937 (age 65); Buffy Sainte-Marie in 1941 (age 61); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 17. Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco was born this day in 1923 in Camden, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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