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By The Washington Post | April 2, 2010
HERB ELLIS, 88 J azz guitar virtuoso Herb Ellis, a jazz guitar virtuoso who played behind such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong and was a member of the celebrated Oscar Peterson Trio in the 1950s, died March 28 at his home in Los Angeles. In a career than spanned six decades, the Texas-born Mr. Ellis was regarded as one of the world's finest jazz guitar soloists. Innovative guitarist Les Paul paid him the compliment, "If you're not swinging, he's gonna make you swing."
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October 26, 2012
Thursday, Nov. 1 Book sale The American Association of University Women will hold its annual book sale Nov. 1-4 at 8151-D Ritchie Highway in the festival at Pasadena Shopping Center. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4. A public pre-sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 1, and there is a $10 entry fee. Also, Nov. 4 is "Bargain Day," when you can buy books by the bag. For more information, call 410-431-7166 or go to aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org.
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December 4, 2005
The McDaniel College department of music has announced holiday concerts this week. The free concerts will be held on the college campus in Westminster. The College Choir will present "Lighten Up" at 7 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Chapel. The choir, directed by Patricia Jimenez, consists of 60 student, faculty, staff and community singers. The concert will include Bach's "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," R. Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" and "Wassail Song" and Vincent Perischetti's "There Is That Within Me," as well as "Jingle Bells," "Ocho Kandelikas" (a Latino Hanukkah song)
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By Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post | March 8, 2012
Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that day. He was 78. Mr. Byrd, who also played guitar and was billed early in his career under his given name, Gene, was the youngest of four musical brothers who grew up in Virginia's Tidewater region....
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May 17, 1995
Jimmy Raney, 67, a musician whose playing style redefined the sound of jazz guitar, died Tuesday of a heart seizure in Louisville, Ky. Inspired by techniques initially explored by guitarist Charlie Christian, he is considered the first to have brought the be-bop style of jazz to the guitar. His fame burned brightest in the late 1940s and early '50s, when he made a series of seminal records with saxophonist Stan Getz.Elmer Benson Dulmage, 87, former correspondent for Canadian Press, died Friday in Venice, Fla., after a short illness.
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By LORI SEARS | November 23, 2006
JAZZ OPEN HOUSE WHAT / / Open house WHEN / / Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. WHY / / Because not only will you receive free admission to the center, but you will also get an afternoon of live music and spoken word performances by the group Soul Cannon with lead singer / emcee Ezekiel Jackson, sounds from the Eubie Blake Legacy Band, plus visual artistry by Dance Baltimore, the...
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December 23, 1990
Sayed Tawfik, 54, Egypt's chief archeologist and chairman of antiquities, has died of a heart attack in Sakkara,south of Cairo. Mr. Tawfik, a former dean of archaeology and professor of Egyptology at Cairo University, was the author of a half-dozen books on Egyptian antiquities. As chairman of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, he was in charge of all restoration and conservation work on Egypt's vast legacy of pyramids, tombs, temples and other relics threatened by time, pollution and the demands of an exploding population.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2005
If strings are your thing, you might consider heading to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday to catch the artists at International Guitar Night. The tour, which evolved from local guitar jams in San Francisco into a regional tour in 1994, this year marks its sixth as a national event. It spotlights a number of guitarists, who play a series of concerts around the United States and western Canada. This year's lineup includes Badi Assad, Peppino D'Agostino, Martin Taylor and Brian Gore, who is the founder of the event as well as the tour manager.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
Before Susan Kramer begins planning for Howard Community College's summertime musicians' showcase, she consults a chart of the moon and tries to schedule it for an evening close to a full moon. This year, for the first time, the fourth annual Music Under The Moon will include works of visual artists and filmmakers. "We wanted to include more of the artistic community," said Kramer, producer-director of HCC's Student-Alumni Arts. "It's really important to us that everyone has an opportunity to participate.
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By Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post | March 8, 2012
Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that day. He was 78. Mr. Byrd, who also played guitar and was billed early in his career under his given name, Gene, was the youngest of four musical brothers who grew up in Virginia's Tidewater region....
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By The Washington Post | April 2, 2010
HERB ELLIS, 88 J azz guitar virtuoso Herb Ellis, a jazz guitar virtuoso who played behind such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong and was a member of the celebrated Oscar Peterson Trio in the 1950s, died March 28 at his home in Los Angeles. In a career than spanned six decades, the Texas-born Mr. Ellis was regarded as one of the world's finest jazz guitar soloists. Innovative guitarist Les Paul paid him the compliment, "If you're not swinging, he's gonna make you swing."
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | March 2, 2008
Meet Michael Decker, musical investigator. He already has a sterling reputation as a classical guitarist, not to mention mandolin, banjo and bouzouki player. He often performs with the Baltimore and National symphony orchestras - he's playing the banjo today with the BSO for its live film-score accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. And he has played in the pit bands for dozens of Broadway shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
By LORI SEARS | November 23, 2006
JAZZ OPEN HOUSE WHAT / / Open house WHEN / / Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. WHY / / Because not only will you receive free admission to the center, but you will also get an afternoon of live music and spoken word performances by the group Soul Cannon with lead singer / emcee Ezekiel Jackson, sounds from the Eubie Blake Legacy Band, plus visual artistry by Dance Baltimore, the...
NEWS
December 4, 2005
The McDaniel College department of music has announced holiday concerts this week. The free concerts will be held on the college campus in Westminster. The College Choir will present "Lighten Up" at 7 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Chapel. The choir, directed by Patricia Jimenez, consists of 60 student, faculty, staff and community singers. The concert will include Bach's "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," R. Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" and "Wassail Song" and Vincent Perischetti's "There Is That Within Me," as well as "Jingle Bells," "Ocho Kandelikas" (a Latino Hanukkah song)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2005
If strings are your thing, you might consider heading to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday to catch the artists at International Guitar Night. The tour, which evolved from local guitar jams in San Francisco into a regional tour in 1994, this year marks its sixth as a national event. It spotlights a number of guitarists, who play a series of concerts around the United States and western Canada. This year's lineup includes Badi Assad, Peppino D'Agostino, Martin Taylor and Brian Gore, who is the founder of the event as well as the tour manager.
NEWS
By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
Before Susan Kramer begins planning for Howard Community College's summertime musicians' showcase, she consults a chart of the moon and tries to schedule it for an evening close to a full moon. This year, for the first time, the fourth annual Music Under The Moon will include works of visual artists and filmmakers. "We wanted to include more of the artistic community," said Kramer, producer-director of HCC's Student-Alumni Arts. "It's really important to us that everyone has an opportunity to participate.
NEWS
October 26, 2012
Thursday, Nov. 1 Book sale The American Association of University Women will hold its annual book sale Nov. 1-4 at 8151-D Ritchie Highway in the festival at Pasadena Shopping Center. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4. A public pre-sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 1, and there is a $10 entry fee. Also, Nov. 4 is "Bargain Day," when you can buy books by the bag. For more information, call 410-431-7166 or go to aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org.
NEWS
November 18, 2001
Western Maryland College student musicians are gearing up for the holiday concert season, beginning with the chamber music ensembles at 7 p.m. tomorrow in (Little) Baker Chapel. Featured will be the WMC flute choir, woodwind quintet and flute quartet. WMC music lecturer Norma Hooks also will perform. Students Nicole Novotny, Jeannette Prante and Fallon Bauer will be flute soloists on Corelli's Christmas Concerto. The program includes selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, folk music, transcriptions for all three groups and original music for the woodwind quintet.
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