Tag: jazz

Showbiz, entrepreneurial legend Al Stiles crosses over 91

Showbiz, entrepreneurial legend Al Stiles crosses over 91

| January 12, 2014

Renowned entertainer, business leader and activist Albert “Al” Bernard Stiles, 91, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Carmel, Ind.

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Yusef Lateef, legendary musician, dies at 93

Yusef Lateef, legendary musician, dies at 93

| January 12, 2014

Yusef A. Lateef, the renowned musician, composer and Grammy-winning recording artist, 93, died peacefully Dec. 23 at his home in Amherst, Mass.

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Dupree COGIC to host evening of gospel jazz Oct. 26

Dupree COGIC to host evening of gospel jazz Oct. 26

| October 21, 2013

FORT WAYNE—Dupree Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1231 Hayden St., is scheduled to present “Gospel Jazzations,” an evening of gospel jazz music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 26 in the church’s Memorial Fellowship Hall. The evening is scheduled to feature food, fellowship and live music by keyboardist Jason Bush, drummer James “Qua” […]

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Amia’s ‘Old School’ dad

| October 7, 2013

I was riding in my car, blasting Machine Gun Funk, by The Notorious BIG, when it happened. The music was loud, Biggie sounded so good coming from all eight speakers of my car and I was in that zone we’ve all experienced…

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Jazz brunch honors ‘Colored Women’s Clubs’ history

Jazz brunch honors ‘Colored Women’s Clubs’ history

| September 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE—The Annual Jazz Brunch, sponsored by the Jr. Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club, raises scholarship funds  for youth. The annual event celebrates and honors the treasured legacy of African American women’s clubs of Fort Wayne. One of the presenters for this year’s event was Marsha Smiley, whose article “The History of Early Colored Women’s […]

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