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The N-word Gets An Airing

3rd July 2013

Paula Deen's use of the N-word indirectly helped CNN Monday night. In the aftermath of the controversy surrounding Deen's admitted...

Herbie Hancock Leads All-star Jazz Line-up For Charity Gala

18th December 2012

Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock led an all-star line-up including Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding at...

Scissor Sisters To Perform At Olympics Show

28th October 2011

The Scissor Sisters are set to perform a special concert to launch the 2012 Olympic Games.The 'Fire with Fire' group...

Eric Clapton Fulfils Jazz Dreams

9th April 2011

Rock icon Eric Clapton lived out his childhood dreams on Thursday (07Apr11) when he joined jazz star Wynton Marsalis onstage...

Jazz's Voice, Billy Taylor, Dead At 89

30th December 2010

Pianist Billy Taylor, widely regarded as jazz's most articulate spokesman, has died at age 89. "Before Wynton Marsalis, he was...

Marsalis Lands Top French Honour

15th October 2009

Jazz great WYNTON MARSALIS is to receive France's highest cultural prize, the Legion d'honneur.The award will be presented to the...

Pioneering Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies Aged 70

30th December 2008

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard died on Monday (December 29th) at the age of 70, his manager has confirmed.The Grammy-winner, who...

Fascinating Fact 5602

8th July 2008

Illness has forced NATALIE COLE to pull out of her Wednesday night (09Jul08) performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Country star...

Mcpartland Honoured By Jones + Marsalis

22nd March 2008

Veteran jazz pianist MARIAN MCPARTLAND was joined by stars including NORAH JONES and trumpeter WYNTON MARSALIS as she celebrated her...

Marsalis Slams Rap

4th May 2007

Jazz icon WYNTON MARSALIS has attacked hip-hop culture, claiming the music is like "a 1840s minstrel show". The trumpeter hates...

Klein Advocates Arts Funding On Capitol Hill

15th March 2007

KATIE HOLMES' ex-boyfriend CHRIS KLEIN made his lobbying debut at a congressional hearing about arts education on Capitol Hill in...

Marsalis Attacks Big Hip-hop Names

2nd March 2007

Jazz star WYNTON MARSALIS has launched a scathing attack on some of the biggest names in hip-hop - claiming the...

Wonder Marks Katrina Anniversary

31st August 2006

STEVIE WONDER has lent his support to hurricane-stricken New Orleans, Louisiana, at a star-studded concert to mark the first anniversary...

Man Who Conned Marsalis Sent To Jail

17th July 2006

A New Jersey con man who stole money from jazz musician WYNTON MARSALIS was sentenced to 35 months in jail...

Fascinating Fact 728

30th December 2005

Jazz great WYNTON MARSALIS will join New Yorkers who helped the recovery effort in his native New Orleans, Louisiana after...

Stars Gather To Pay Tribute To Wilson

10th October 2005

LATEST: PHYLICIA RASHAD, CHARLES DUTTON and WYNTON MARSALIS are among the large number of mourners who gathered to pay tribute...

Nbc Bosses Refute West's Comments

5th September 2005

LATEST: US TV network NBC has distanced itself from KANYE WEST's comments, after he blasted US President GEORGE W BUSH...

De Niro, Jolie + Damon Help Hurricane Victims

1st September 2005

ROBERT DE NIRO closed the set of his THE GOOD SHEPHERD movie early yesterday (31AUG05) so that he and stars...

Fans, Family + Friends Remember Ossie

14th February 2005

Movie star and black rights activist OSSIE DAVIS brought Harlem, New York, to a virtual standstill on Saturday (12FEB05) when...

Marsalis Urges America To Invest In Arts

24th September 2003

Jazz musician WYNTON MARSALIS believes America is losing its cultural identity - and producing a generation of ignorant people....

Woody Allen Offers French Support

11th June 2003

Legendary director WOODY ALLEN is fronting a new film to help boost France's image in America - and he plans...

Clapton And King To Spearhead Blues Event

19th May 2003

Music legends BB KING, ERIC CLAPTON, WYNTON MARSALIS, RAY CHARLES and WILLIE NELSON are among the artists who will play...