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By SALLY BUCKLER | January 7, 1993
The Count Basie Orchestra is truly a legend in the music business, and the legend is coming to our neighborhood at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Glenelg High School.Every year, band director Barry Enzman manages to book a class act that the kids at Glenelg High and the whole community can enjoy. Last year's performer was Maynard Ferguson, and in 1991, Chuck Mangioni appeared.Mr. Enzman's goal is to bring in the best jazz acts in the world, and he's done well this time.The two-hour concert will begin with the fabulous Glenelg High Jazz Band, which will perform at two of the world's finest jazz festivals this summer.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 2000
We're in the midst of a "swing" revival that's sweeping clubs and dance halls across the country, as a new generation discovers the vibrant, rhythmic precision of the classic jazz style of the 1930s. On the other hand, you can't revive something that never died. And as jazz aficionados know, sleek, graceful, joyously syncopated numbers such as "One O'Clock Jump," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Sent for You Yesterday" and other epic standards composed by the immortal Count Basie have never left the repertoire since coming to artistic life some six decades ago. Now, 16 years after Basie's death, his extraordinary orchestra is still going strong.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 2000
We're in the midst of a "swing" revival that's sweeping clubs and dance halls across the country, as a new generation discovers the vibrant, rhythmic precision of the classic jazz style of the 1930s. On the other hand, you can't revive something that never died. And as jazz aficionados know, sleek, graceful, joyously syncopated numbers such as "One O'Clock Jump," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Sent for You Yesterday" and other epic standards composed by the immortal Count Basie have never left the repertoire since coming to artistic life some six decades ago. Now, 16 years after Basie's death, his extraordinary orchestra is still going strong.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | January 5, 1995
Noted jazz musician William "Count" Basie died in 1984 at the age of 80, but his legacy and music live on in the Count Basie Orchestra. This orchestra blends the best elements of blues, classical and swing music to please audiences the world over.At 8 p.m. Jan. 26, the Count Basie Orchestra will fill the auditorium at Glenelg High School with the same sounds that won the group 15 Grammy Awards. This group has played for presidents and the Queen of England, for inaugurals, at Radio City Music Hall and on television programs.
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June 7, 1994
Earle Warren, 79, an alto saxophonist and singer best known for his work with the original Count Basie Orchestra, died of complications of a stroke and kidney failure Saturday in Springfield, Ohio, where he lived.
NEWS
January 22, 1993
Count Basie Orchestra to perform at GlenelgThe Count Basie Orchestra will perform at Glenelg High School's auditorium at 8 p.m. Feb. 2.The Glenelg High School Jazz Band will open the show.The concert will last about two hours. During intermission, the band and the Marching Unit Parent Support Group will sell refreshments.Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.Information: 313-5533.
NEWS
By SALLY BUCKLER | January 5, 1995
Noted jazz musician William "Count" Basie died in 1984 at the age of 80, but his legacy and music live on in the Count Basie Orchestra. This orchestra blends the best elements of blues, classical and swing music to please audiences the world over.At 8 p.m. Jan. 26, the Count Basie Orchestra will fill the auditorium at Glenelg High School with the same sounds that won the group 15 Grammy Awards. This group has played for presidents and the Queen of England, for inaugurals, at Radio City Music Hall and on television programs.
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By Nathan M. Pitts | April 21, 2005
An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT unless otherwise noted. Just announced Paul McCartney performs at the MCI Center in Washington on Oct. 8. Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. Brian McKnight, New Edition and Raheem DeVaughn take the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington on June 3. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. Rachelle Ferrell and Angela Bofill will perform at the Warner Theatre in Washington on May 7. Also, a "Memorial Day Weekend Jam," starring Chuck Brown and the Original P, will be held there May 28. The Count Basie Orchestra performs at Glenelg High Auditorium on May 2. Call 410-313-5533.
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May 30, 1993
Here's a look at some of the best bets in this summer's concert season:Suede, with Suddenly Tammy. June 1 at the 930 Club. England's hottest new alternative band makes its American debut in D.C. See them now, boast about it later.Mary-Chapin Carpenter. June 27 at Pier Six. Not only does Carpenter keep getting better, but it's a benefit to boot.Van Halen, with Vince Neil. July 17 and 18 at Merriweather. Rock guitar fans should go wild for this one, which boasts not one but two fretboard virtuosos: Eddie Van Halen (with Van Halen)
NEWS
May 21, 1995
Elisha Cook Jr., 91, the villain in more than 100 movies, including a role as a sycophantic, frustrated killer in "The Maltese Falcon," died Thursday at Big Pine, Calif., after an illness of several months. He played shifty-eyed gangsters, hired guns, vengeful ex-convicts and quiet, psychotic killers in a career that spanned 54 years. He played in such classics as "Sergeant York," "Dillinger," "The Big Sleep," "The Great Gatsby" and "Rosemary's Baby." In one of his few roles as a good guy, he played the defiant homesteader killed by Jack Palance in "Shane."
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June 7, 1994
Earle Warren, 79, an alto saxophonist and singer best known for his work with the original Count Basie Orchestra, died of complications of a stroke and kidney failure Saturday in Springfield, Ohio, where he lived.
NEWS
January 22, 1993
Count Basie Orchestra to perform at GlenelgThe Count Basie Orchestra will perform at Glenelg High School's auditorium at 8 p.m. Feb. 2.The Glenelg High School Jazz Band will open the show.The concert will last about two hours. During intermission, the band and the Marching Unit Parent Support Group will sell refreshments.Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.Information: 313-5533.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | January 21, 1993
January looms. The holidays are over, and sometimes that means a case of the January blues. How do you get rid of the gloom? A favorite way to lighten the load in our house is music. We turn on the stereo and get lost in sensational sounds. One minute of good music can turn our spirits from melancholy to happy.That's a reason we're all going to the Count Basie Orchestra concert at Glenelg High School Feb. 2. As good as recorded music sounds, nothing beats the real thing. This is an opportunity to get lost in the music and forget the blues.
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