One of the most highly regarded composer-arrangers in jazz is Bill Holman, whose career stretches back over six decades and includes music performed by Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Gerry Mulligan and many others. He also leads his own L.A. big band which includes many top musicians who vie for the opportunity to play Bill Holman's exciting and complex music. Winner of three Grammy Awards and 14 nominations, he's arranged for recording sessions by Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and many others.
"We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said.
Amazon Buys Twitch: In a nearly $1 billion purchase, Amazon bought the exceedingly popular Twitch, which allows viewers to watch live streams of gamers gaming.
"I asked them to look for something that they couldn't part with," she tells NPR's Scott Simon.
After rebels of the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers on Thursday, they laid siege to two encampments of Filipino peacekeepers totaling more than 70 soldiers.
The rebels demanded the Filipino soldiers, part of the U.N.
In public remarks in mid-August, museum director John Gray said, "The pursuit of civil rights in America is a story line woven throughout our history. It is a tale of struggle and accomplishment as the nation strives to fulfill its ideals.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted to an NFL team, has been released by the St.
But a campaign called Behind the Brands, led by Oxfam International, an advocacy organization dedicated to fighting poverty, is trying to make the inner workings of the 10 biggest food companies in the world more visible.
They include General Mills, Associated British Foods, Danone, Mars, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Unilever, PepsiCo, Nestle and Kellogg.
The state of Washington doesn’t deserve extra time to start following mental health laws, according to the lawyer representing psychiatric patients who successfully challenged a practice known as “boarding.”
Football season has kicked off another round of scrutiny over how professional sports teams use Native-American mascots. But in eastern Washington, a minor league baseball team has earned the approval of its native namesake.
The city of Fife’s ban on recreational marijuana will stand, following a ruling by a Pierce County judge Friday.
Judge Ronald Culpepper said local jurisdictions have the right to opt out of marijuana legalization under state law. He added the pot shop owners who brought the suit did not meet the burden of proof necessary to overturn the ban in Fife.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias for four nights. Band members are Eliane Elias (piano/vocals), Marc Johnson (bass) and Graham Dechter (guitar).
KPLU offers you a chance to win a pair of tickets to this performance.
"Even judges, when they would send me away — looking back at it now — they's kind of more like a father figure, sitting up there," he says. "Closer to fatherly than any father that I ever had."
Those judges had plenty of reason to be concerned about him — Huff used heroin. He committed robberies.
Instead he got a blow to the head with a ladle.
In the real world, conditions at orphanages can be even bleaker. Back in the 1990s, media coverage of Romanian orphanages showed dozens of children sitting unclothed in crowded rooms. Most were neglected, and many were suffering from debilitating diseases like polio.
Last Sunday, a shaker registering 6.0 on the Richter Scale struck the Napa Valley in northern California. It injured dozens and caused about $1 billion in damages. National media coverage focused on how the quake affected the area's famous wine industry — because America needs to know that our stock of Cabs and Zinfadels is safe.
He took his first trip to Africa to investigate this mysterious disease. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, he met people who had contracted it. "I'll never forget the glazed eyes, the staring and the pain ... this type of expression in the eyes ... telling me I'm going to die," says Piot. "That I'll never forget."
Piot went on to study AIDS in the 1980s and became founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.