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Thanksgiving: The Best Musically Inspired Thank Yous And Songs Of Appreciation We Could Find

Thanksgiving is upon us once more. In fact in many countries, including Canada, The Netherlands and St Lucia it has already been celebrated. The forth Thursday in November though is arguably the biggest, best known...

International Jazz Day: Seven Pioneering Singers That Made It On To Our Jazz Playlist

April 30th marks the celebration of Jazz music worldwide. Originating from the African-American communities of New Orleans, Jazz was a development from blues and ragtime, establishing its own identity in the late 19th century. Considered...

Richard Pryor Set For Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame Induction

The funnyman will be posthumously honoured alongside fellow comedy stars Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx during a special ceremony on 1 October (15), coinciding with the launch of a new comedy club series....

Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

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...

Louis Armstrong's Secret Daughter Goes Public With Memoirs After Letters Sale

Jazz legend Louis Armstrong's secret daughter has gone public with an expose on her late father after selling off love letters he sent her mother in the 1950s and 1960s at auction earlier this month...

Treasure Trove Of Louis Armstrong Letters To Mistress And Secret Daughter To Be Sold

Jazz great Louis Armstrong's love letters to his mistress and secret lovechild are among the items from the musician's archive that will go under the hammer at an auction in Los Angeles in December (12).Profiles...

Hackney Riots Heroine Pauline Pearce Stuns Britain's Got Talent

Hackney Riots heroine Pauline Pearce has proven that there's more to her than simply being a crime-fighter extraordinaire. The have-a-go-heroine is reportedly having a serious crack at the music industry and has auditioned for Britain's...

Adele Doesn't Need To Win Mercury Prize.

Adele "doesn't need" to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The Grammy award-winning singer's latest album '21' is up for the coveted honour next month, but Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman Huey Morgan thinks it would be better...

Frank Black Donates 100,000 Pound To Keep Club Open

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

Whitaker To Expose Louis Armstrong's Pot Use In Biopic

FOREST WHITAKER is sure to shock fans of jazz crooner LOUIS ARMSTRONG by focusing on 'Satchmo's' love of marijuana in his next movie.The Crying Game star will star as Armstrong and direct the biopic next...

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