New Orleans reconstruction plan released

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Bring Back New Orleans Commission released its reconstruction proposal Wednesday that calls for eliminating a 76-mile shipping channel.

Vitter: Innovation needed in New Orleans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- UU.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said the United States has a real chance to try new, innovative ideas as it rebuilds Katrina-devastated New Orleans.

Stars shine at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors celebrated Hollywood's Robert Redford and Julie Harris, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner and dancer Suzanne Farrell.

Bush to give Humanities, Arts medals

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Miss Manners is among those who will receive a National Humanities Medal and actor Robert Duvall will get a National Medal of Arts, the White House said.

Singer Shirley Horn dead at 71

CHEVERLY, Md., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and pianist Shirley Horn has died in Cheverly, Md., at age 71.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2005 with 74 to follow.
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Peter Jennings remembered in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The late ABC news anchor Peter Jennings was remembered Tuesday in a musical memorial packed with friends and fans at New York's Carnegie Hall.

BET announces 'SOS' lineup

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Juvenile, Wynton Marsalis, David Banner, Baby and Lil Wayne will be among the performers for BET's telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

TV show raises Katrina funds for Red Cross

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup of performers with ties to the Gulf Region headlined a special on NBC Friday night to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Networks, celebs rush to relief efforts

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- TV networks rushed to assemble hurricane telethons and Jerry Lewis pledged $1 million from his Labor Day muscular dystrophy telethon to Katrina's victims.

NBC to air hurricane relief benefit

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- NBC Universal Television Group Wednesday announced "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" starring Tim McGraw, Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis.

Ossie Davis remembered in New York City

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actor, writer and activist Ossie Davis was eulogized by Harry Belafonte at an ecumenical service Saturday in New York City.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2004 with 74 to follow.
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Ray Charles musically eulogized

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Ray Charles had a musical sendoff Friday during a Los Angeles funeral at a church packed with digitaries and luminaries from music industry.
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Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis, right, and his septet performs at the Apollo Theatre during a fundraiser for the Jazz at Lincoln Center's education program on June 6, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and a jazz recording of his was the first of its kind to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Marsalis is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (pianist), grandson to Ellis Marsalis, Sr., and brother to Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), Mboya, and Jason (drummer).

Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Dolores and Ellis Marsalis, the second of six sons. At an early age he exhibited an aptitude for music. At age eight, Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by banjoist Danny Barker, and at 14, he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic. During high school, Wynton performed with the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, various jazz bands and with a local funk band, the Creators.

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