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Review: Mandy Barnett shines on 'I Can't Stop Loving You' tribute CD Special

Jazz and country singer Mandy Barnett released her latest studio album "I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson." It is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Cracker Barrel's official website.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

What makes a jazz musician tick?

Baltimore - With jazz maestros, some areas of the brain that typically process language are highly active, according to a new study, which was carried out at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Rockit! Herbie Hancock appointed Harvard professor of poetry

U.S. jazz musician Herbie Hancock has been appointed as the 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. He is the latest in a long line of poets and artists to be appointed to this honorary post.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Marian McPartland dies at 95

Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has passed away at the age of 95, NPR reported Wednesday.
In the Media by Amanda Byas

Jazz icon George Duke dies; the hiphop community reacts

Los Angeles - Legendary jazz musician George Duke died Monday August 5 in Los Angeles, California from complications due to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 67.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Great music festivals coming up in Spain for summer 2013

The famous Benicàssim and Sonar music festivals are over, but there is still so much more to come. Spain offers a huge variety of music festivals from Indie rock, to flamenco, to jazz, to classical, and everything else in between this summer.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Yvette Dance Studio of Performing Arts showcases dance students Special

Cranford - Coming off a successful spring recital, the Yvette Dance Studio of Performing Arts showcased the work of its student dancers in a free event held at Lincoln Avenue Elementary.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs

Op-Ed: The top five films, tunes of Frank Sinatra's legendary career

New York - If you shook the hand of Frank Sinatra then you shared something special with others who experienced that same treat. Sinatra passed away on this date 15 years ago at the age of 82, but his legendary status lives on.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 6 comments

Op-Ed: 98 years of Lady Day and the top 10 Billie Holiday jazz tunes

Philadelphia - Billie Holiday, an American icon and legendary jazz singer, was born on Apr. 7, 1915. Unfortunately, Holiday, also known as Lady Day, passed away at the age of 44 in New York City. The music lives on.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Kenny Ball, jazz trumpeter, dies aged 82

Jazz trumpet player Kenny Ball, and leader of Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, has died aged 82. The British musician was famous worldwide for his rendition of "Samantha" and "Midnight in Moscow".
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments
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