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In a move that seems fitting, "Glee" star Amber Riley is taking her pipes to the Great White Way: The actress will join the cast of Duke Ellington's "Cotton Club Parade," which will return to New York City Center for a just a few dates, from November 14-18, as a part of the city's annual Encores! series. The role marks the New York stage debut for Riley.

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Money Magazine: I'm 48 with no 401(k). How do I retire at 65?updated: Fri Oct 08 2010 10:10:00

Question: I'm a 48-year-old software engineer with a wife and two kids. I earn $100,000 a year, but have not enrolled in my 401(k) plan. What investments should I start with so that I can retire as I plan to at age 65? -- Raj, Phoenix, Ariz.

Music lovers mark 40 years of Jazz Festupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 09:49:00

While attending the first Louisiana Heritage Fair in Congo Square 40 years ago, legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and influential jazz artist Duke Ellington spontaneously led a brass band and crowd of second-line revelers on a parade through the festival grounds.

Fredricka visits jazz festupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 09:49:00

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield surprises Kyra and Sean during a quick trip to Jazz Fest.

Jazz man is first African-American to solo on U.S. circulating coinupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 12:57:00

The United States Mint launched a new coin Tuesday featuring jazz legend Duke Ellington, making him the first African-American to appear by himself on a circulating U.S. coin.

Commentary: Let's treasure the old along with the newupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 19:18:00

On the dawn of the most historic inauguration of our time, we nervously await "change we can believe in."

Changing kids' lives through jazzupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 06:20:00

Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis knows how important education is for youth, but what feeds their minds and souls, he says, often lies beyond traditional classroom walls.

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Musician Wynton Marsalis' hero, Davey Yarborough, uses jazz to inspire young people. Ethiopia: Another Nation Under a Grooveupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 01:20:00

Ethiopiques is not the sound of a national culture struggling to make itself heard over the global noise of pop Jackson's 'Thriller' Among Cultural Treasuresupdated: Wed May 14 2008 11:00:00

The best-selling pop album on planet Earth and a disc sent hurtling into deep space are among recordings the Library of Congress will preserve for their cultural significance Jazz Master Max Roach Dies at 83updated: Thu Aug 16 2007 16:00:00

Max Roach, the master percussionist whose rhythmic innovations and improvisations defined bebop jazz during a wide-ranging career where he collaborated with artists from Duke Ellington to rapper Fab Five Freddy, has died after a long illness

Fortune: Jonesing for a Maybachupdated: Sun Jan 28 2007 07:41:00

"Sue! SLOW DOWN!" Quincy Jones screamed, his normally baritone, saxophone-esque voice jumping into Aretha terrain, his body straining against all six racing belts holding him in the seat. In fairne...

Jonesing for a Maybachupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 10:15:00

"Sue! SLOW DOWN!" Quincy Jones screamed, his normally baritone, saxophone-esque voice jumping into Aretha terrain, his body straining against all six racing belts holding him in the seat.

New life comes to once-gritty capital streetsupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 10:23:00

As D.C.'s inner city blossoms, roughly six contiguous areas north of downtown are being grouped as MidCity. At its heart, Logan Circle (a genteel Victorian residential quarter in its day) and the U Street Corridor (a creative hub once hailed as Black Broadway, where hometown hero Duke Ellington grew up) have been among the city's most embattled neighborhoods.

Fortune: Anna Deavere Smith on creating creativity at Viacomupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 12:47:00

In the early part of this decade, I spent a couple of years in and around MTV Networks, as its artist-in-residence, where my focus was the company's diversity initiative. Having spent my career backstage or onstage, I was new to the corporate world. I was struck by the MTV staff's enthusiasm for sharing ideas and hearing new ones. I also noticed that there was no archetype for success here; the wellsprings of creativity and management clearly had many different sources.

FSB: Undiscovered Classicsupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

Thanks to an innovative Chicago label called Soundies, an extraordinary collection of vintage jazz and pop recordings will soon be available on the Internet--fully indexed and searchable. Soundies ...

Fortune: The Playlistupdated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

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Fortune: Playlistupdated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

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Fortune: Playlistupdated: Mon Jun 26 2000 00:01:00

GRANT HART Good News for Modern Man (Pachyderm) You've got to love underdogs, especially when they rock as hard as Grant Hart. Unfairly overshadowed by comparison with his onetime Husker Du bandmat...

Fortune: Repairing a Classic with an Ugly Secretupdated: Mon Jun 21 1999 00:01:00

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Fortune: Duke at 100updated: Mon Jun 22 1998 00:01:00

That noise you hear is the sound of the chairs being put in order for next year's celebration of Duke Ellington's centenary. Composer, songwriter (there is a distinction), bandleader, instrumentali...

Fortune: OUR PRIMA REPORTERupdated: Mon Mar 20 1995 00:01:00

Most great institutions have an exemplar, an individual who per-sonifies just what's so great about them. Jazz had Duke Ellington; the '27 Yankees had Gehrig; Fortune has Carol Loomis.

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