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Natalie Cole performs at the opening night of the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)

Newport Jazz to add 3rd festival day to mark 60th

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to […]

12/04/2013

In this Feb. 12, 1964 photo, the Beatles, from left Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon, perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. (AP Photo/File)

Sid Bernstein, who brought Beatles to Shea, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Misty-eyed music promoter Sid Bernstein, who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles’ historic concerts […]

08/21/2013

Marian McPartland smiles while playing the piano during a celebration of her 90th birthday in New York, March 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has died, NPR said Wednesday. She was 95. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night […]

08/21/2013

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Author-critic Albert Murray dead at 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by Duke Ellington as the “unsquarest man I know,” died Sunday. He was […]

08/19/2013

US jazz artist George Duke performs on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, July 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for […]

08/06/2013

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