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Jackman + Johansson Plan A Movie Musical

Movie lovers HUGH JACKMAN and SCARLETT JOHANSSON are in secret talks to team up for a new movie musical. The pals, who steam up the big screen in WOODY ALLEN's new film SCOOP, spent downtime...

Mathis Honoured With Ella Award

Pop legend JOHNNY MATHIS will become the 15th recipient of the Society of Singers' Ella Award at a ceremony in California in September (06). The prize is named after ELLA FITZGERALD, the first ever winner....

Jazz Star Fallon Dies

Acclaimed jazz bassist JACK FALLON has died after a long illness. He was 90. The Canada-born star collaborated with an array of musical icons during his lifetime, including THE BEATLES and jazz greats ELLA FITZGERALD...

Tunstall: 'I'm A Freak'

Singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL feared she would be seen as a "freak" at last month's (FEB06) Brit Awards ceremony - as she had no idea who any of her fellow pop stars were. The Scottish guitarist,...

Jazz Photographer Hodgson Dies

Jazz photographer JAMIE HODGSON has died following a battle with cancer. He was 76. Londoner Hodgson, who passed away on Sunday (08JAN06), is best known for his black-and-white portraits of LOUIS ARMSTRONG, DUKE ELLINGTON,...

Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual New Year Honours list. The 65-year-old, from Pontypridd in Wales, began his musical career...

Dizzy Gillespie's Estate Up For Auction

Late jazz legend DIZZY GILLESPIE's estate is to be sold at auction today (14SEP05) in New Jersey, where it is expected to fetch more than $1 million (GBP555,000). Gillespie died in 1993 and left...

Jazz Hall Of Fame

Music legends COUNT BASIE, ELLA FITZGERALD and BENNY GOODMAN will be inducted into the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame in New York next month (SEP05) The trio are the latest to enter the...

Jazz Legend Levey Dies

Ground-breaking jazz drummer STAN LEVY died at Los Angeles' Valley Presbyterian Hospital last Tuesday (19APR05), just two months after undergoing cancer surgery. He was 79. Levy enjoyed a successful musical career which saw him...

Jazz Star Oersted Pedersen Dies

Danish jazz star NIELS-HENNING OERSTED PEDERSEN died of heart failure at his home in Ishoef, Denmark on Tuesday (19APR05). He was 58. The double bass player performed with huge jazz names during his 35-year...

Director Garrison Dies

Legendary TV director GREG GARRISON has died of pneumonia in his Los Angeles home. He was 81. After growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Garrison joined the Army Air Force during World War II...

Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet Dies

Legendary jazz saxophonist ILLINOIS JACQUET has died at his New York home at the age of 81. According to Jacquet's longtime friend DAN FRANK, he suffered a heart attack yesterday (22JUL04). Jacquet was...

Chi-lites + Hank Williams Top Miserable Tunes List

THE CHI-LITES' OH GIRL, HANK WILLIAMS' I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY and EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by ELLA FITZGERALD have been named The Most Miserable Songs of All Time in a new survey....

Rod + Cher Get Bewildered

Old-timers ROD STEWART and CHER have sexed up RODGERS + HART standard BEWITCHED, BOTHERED + BEWILDERED for the Scot's second album of smooth tunes. The risque lyrics to the original song had to be...

Manilow To Get Ella Award

Singer BARRY MANILOW is poised to receive the SOCIETY OF SINGERS' 12 annual ELLA AWARD today (28APR03). The ELLA Award, named after its first recipient ELLA FITZGERALD, goes to singers whose contributions to the...

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