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Fran Warren was a popular Big Band singer, best known for her hit A Sunday Kind of Love. She worked with top band leaders of the day, including Art Mooney, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Barnet, and Claude Thornhill. She also joined Tony Martin at RCA to perform best-selling duets.   ...
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Maria Cole was part of entertainment royalty. Singing legend Nat King Cole, and their daughter Natalie, had many pop hits to their credit. Maria was also a fine entertainer in her own right during the Big Band era, and beyond.          ...
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Each February, when I think of Black History Month, I think of the black artists who have contributed to the making of America through their writing, painting, sculpting, dancing, singing, composing, and acting. In some ways, the very act of creating was political. Yet I can't help but wonder...
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The Daily Event is proud to  have Igor Yopsvoyomatsky, editor-in chief of paranoiaisfact.com, to answers readers' questions. Dear Igor, I sell souvenirs to tourists on the Staten Island Ferry and after eight years of Dubya I can't give America away. Nobody wants Statue of Liberty piggy banks, ...
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  It's always nice when a writer can acknowledge some minor connection to the subjects of a blog such as this. In regard to Ellington, I can only say it was a great pleasure to write the article on him featured in Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts On File). However, where Mercer is...
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  The existence of music itself is reason enough for some of us to approach each day with an attitude of gratitude but--some of its more accomplished craftsmen and craftswomen provide us with real opportunities to stop, look, listen, and celebrate, especially with Jazz Appreciation Month only a few...