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Emily Blunt: Motherhood Is Heaven

9th December 2014

Emily Blunt says motherhood is the ''best thing'' she's ever done. The 31-year-old actress has nine-month-old daughter Hazel with husband John Krasinski and the brunette beauty admitted becoming a mum is ''heaven'' and like nothing...

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Emily Blunt Loves Serenading Her Baby

5th December 2014

Emily Blunt loves singing to her daughter.The 'Into The Woods' actress - who has 10-month-old Hazel with John Krasinski, 35 - enjoys serenading her baby girl with Otis Redding songs.She said: ''I like to sing...

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Shakira Is A Fan Of Coldplay

14th May 2014

Shakira is a fan of Coldplay. The 'Can't Remember To Forget You' singer, who has been inspired by stars of the past, including Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, also loves listening to Coldplay, in particular...

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Jazz Pianist Paul Smith Dies

2nd July 2013

Ella Fitzgerald's former pianist Paul Smith has passed away at the age of 91.He died of heart failure at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in California on Saturday (29Jun13). Born in San Diego, California,...

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Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald! Queen Of Jazz Remembered In Google Doodle

By Joe Wilde | 26th April 2013

Ella Fitzgerald's 96th birthday was commemorated with a Google Doodle, with the woman who was known as the 'First Lady of Song' and the 'Queen of Jazz' joining the ranks of artists, physicists, biologists,...

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Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

25th April 2013

Today is the birthday of the world famous pioneer of soul music, Ella Fitzgerald. Google celebrated the late singer’s life and achievements with a special doodle on what would have been her 96th birthday. In...

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Dave Brubeck Dead Aged 91; Jazz World Mourns True Pioneer

By Michael West | 5th December 2012

Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who would have turned 92 on Thursday (December 6, 2012), gained...

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Tyler James Was Mesmerised By Amy Winehouse's Voice

24th October 2012

Tyler James was blown away by Amy Winehouse's singing before they met.The pop star - who shot to fame on 'The Voice' - had a close friendship with the late soul icon which began when...

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Lady Gaga Is Like 'Picasso' According To Tony Bennett

12th January 2012

Lady Gaga has been compared to Picasso by Tony Bennett.The legendary crooner compared the 'Hair' singer to the Spanish surrealist painter after recording a track with her for his 'Duets II' album. He told Rolling...

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Tony Bennett: 'Amy Winehouse Was As Good As Fitzgerald And Holiday'

5th October 2011

Tony Bennett will always mourn the loss of Amy Winehouse as working with her convinced him she was as talented as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.The British singer died in July (11) and her last...

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Smokey Robinson Receives Ella Fitzgerald Award

20th September 2011

Smokey Robinson was honoured for his contribution to music on Monday (19Sep11) with an award named after jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald.The Society of Singers (Sos) presented the King of Motown with the Ella Award at...

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Amy Winehouse Duet With Jazz Legend Gets Release Date

4th August 2011

Amy Winehouse's duet with jazz legend Tony Bennett is set to be released as a charity single on 20th September 2011. The rendition of 'Body and Soul', made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra,...

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Cliff Richard Wants Lady Gaga Duet

7th March 2011

Sir Cliff Richard would like to record a song with Lady Gaga. The 70-year-old singer - who has had more than 130 singles in his career, which has spanned more than half a century -...

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Fascinating Fact 9276

11th May 2010

Soul legends SMOKEY ROBINSON and JAMES BROWN and R&B and jazz great ELLA FITZGERALD are to be among the first stars to be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame in New York. The...

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Cole To Receive Fitzgerald Award

30th March 2010

Singer NATALIE COLE is to be honoured for her contribution to music with an award named after ELLA FITZGERALD.The Society of Singers (SOS) will present the star with the Ella Award at the Beverly Hilton...

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Jazz Musician Thigpen Dies

26th January 2010

American jazz drummer ED THIGPEN, who toured with ELLA FITZGERALD, has died. He was 79.Thigpen, who was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame, passed away on 13 January (10) at Hvidovre Hospital...

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Michele Wants The Lead In Fitzgerald Biopic

7th May 2009

Soul star CHRISETTE MICHELE is calling on movie producers to make a biopic about ELLA FITZGERALD - and cast her in the lead role. The Grammy winner is busy focusing on the release of her new...

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Alpert And Hall Get Top Charity Honour

10th April 2009

American musician HERB ALPERT and his singer wife LANI HALL are to be honoured for their charity work with an award named after ELLA FITZGERALD. The Society of Singers will honour the couple with the 18th...

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Apollo Theater Launches Educational Program For Kids

2nd November 2008

The New York theatre which launched the careers of music legends ELLA FITZGERALD, SARAH VAUGHAN and STEVIE WONDER has created an educational program for public school children. The Apollo Theater Foundation has teamed up with...

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Wonder's Lost Duet With Ella To Feature On Tribute Album

7th May 2007

A lost duet between STEVIE WONDER and ELLA FITZGERALD is to feature on a new album tribute to the jazz great. Soul man Wonder recorded a version of his You Are the Sunshine of My...

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Stars Record Birthday Tribute For Fitzgerald

6th March 2007

LINDA RONSTADT, GLADYS KNIGHT, CHAKA KHAN and NATALIE COLE are among the stars contributing songs to an album celebrating what would have been music legend ELLA FITZGERALD'S 90th birthday. Fitzgerald, also known as the First...

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Fitzgerald Honoured With Special Stamp

10th January 2007

Blues great ELLA FITZGERALD is honoured on a new postage stamp in the US from today (10JAN07). Fitzgerald appears on a 39 cent stamp, which is to be unveiled at a ceremony at Jazz at...

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Stewart + Fitzgerald Get Stamped

27th October 2006

Beloved movie legend JAMES STEWART and jazz and blues great ELLA FITZGERALD are to join Marvel comic book characters like SUPERMAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK on US stamps in 2007. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE star...

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Jackman + Johansson Plan A Movie Musical

28th July 2006

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...

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Mathis Honoured With Ella Award

14th June 2006

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....

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Jazz Star Fallon Dies

25th May 2006

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...

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Tunstall: 'I'm A Freak'

8th March 2006

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,...

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Jazz Photographer Hodgson Dies

12th January 2006

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,...

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Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

2nd January 2006

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...

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Dizzy Gillespie's Estate Up For Auction

14th September 2005

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...

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