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Celebrity Birthdays, October 21

October 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Dizzy Gillespie
Happy Birthday to Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington (1978), Star Wars Princess Carrie Fisher (1956), Christian artist Rich Mullins (1955; d. 1997), blues guitarist Elvin Bishop (1942), rock musician Manfred Mann (1940), New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford (1928), Cuban jazz songstress Celia Cruz (1924; d. 2003), jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917; d. 1993), the chemist who discovered dynamite Alfred Nobel (1833; d. 1896) and"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772; d. 1834).
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Chaka Khan: 'Funk This' In Stores September 25

July 31st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Chaka Khan
Say the name "Chaka" and most folks in the know instantly think of a woman who has made an indelible and lasting impression on the music scene of the past three decades. First, as the lead singer of the massively successful R&B, funk and pop band Rufus, then as a solo artist in her own right who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists (think Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Maysa among others). Like Aretha, like Joni, like Tina, a first name will do. For there's only one Chaka, woman of fire, possessed of a powerhouse, unforgettably distinctive trademark vocal style who ...
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New Series Of Jazz Icons(tm) DVDs Features Vintage Unseen Concerts

July 18th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
John Coltrane
The eagerly anticipated release of the second series of Jazz Icons(TM) DVDs is here. Reelin' In The Years Productions and Naxos are proud to announce the September 4, 2007 release of the next seven titles in the illustrious DVD series featuring performances by John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Charles Mingus.

Filmed in Europe between 1958 and 1966, this set of Jazz Icons(TM) DVDs features concerts by seven of the most influential jazz artists of the 20th century captured in their prime and accompanied by some of the most leg...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 21

October 21st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Dizzy Gillespie
Happy Birthday to Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington (1978), Star Wars Princess Carrie Fisher (1956), Christian artist Rich Mullins (1955; d. 1997), blues guitarist Elvin Bishop (1942), rock musician Manfred Mann (1940), New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford (1928), Cuban jazz songstress Celia Cruz (1924; d. 2003), jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917; d. 1993), the chemist who discovered dynamite Alfred Nobel (1833; d. 1896) and"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772; d. 1834).
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Legendary Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson To Play Three Rare UK Concerts

June 13th, 2006 12:54pm EDT
Oscar Peterson
"One of the most brilliant pianists in the history of jazz, [his] prodigious technique and unparalleled swing makes him a master in every style… from boogie and stride to bebop and beyond." - BBC Radio 3

Universally acclaimed musician jazz pianist Oscar Peterson returns to the UK to play a series of three rare concerts - London Royal Albert Hall on Thursday June 29, Liverpool Big Top Arena on Saturday July 1, and Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday July 3.

All three UK concerts will be performed as a quartet featuring Ulf Wakenius (guitar), David Young (bass) and Alvin Queen (drums...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 21

October 21st, 2005 1:00am EDT
Dizzy Gillespie
Happy Birthday to Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington (1978), Star Wars Princess Carrie Fisher (1956), Christian artist Rich Mullins (1955; d. 1997), blues guitarist Elvin Bishop (1942), rock musician Manfred Mann (1940), New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford (1928), Cuban jazz songstress Celia Cruz (1924; d. 2003), jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917; d. 1993), the chemist who discovered dynamite Alfred Nobel (1833; d. 1896) and"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772; d. 1834).
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