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Ella Fitzgerald News

Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place:
Newport News, VA, USA
Gender:
Female
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LINDA MILLER'S LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC Returns to Stage 72 at The Triad SundayLINDA MILLER'S LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC Returns to Stage 72 at The Triad Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Linda Miller's Legendary Ladies of Music, Sunday, April 26 @ 4:30pm, Stage 72 @ The Triad, NYC Featuring Broadway Star, Patrick Jude, Emceed by Justin Hart and Vegas Dancers. (more...)

Spire Center for Performing Arts Launches Summer SeasonSpire Center for Performing Arts Launches Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Spire Center for Performing Arts, the entertainment mecca of Plymouth, presents a eclectic season of summer entertainment at The Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ˝ Court Street, Plymouth.  (more...)

Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA), headed by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, the Duke's granddaughter, will celebrate Ellington's 116th birthday this year on Saturday, April 25, with a musical tribute to five other legendary jazz performers from 1 to 3 PM in front of the towering Duke Ellington Statue in the Plaza at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. (more...)

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Billy Strayhorn at Kimmel Center, 5/9Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Billy Strayhorn at Kimmel Center, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Legendary jazz composer Billy Strayhorn's music takes center stage when the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) plays tribute in the Perelman Theater on Saturday, May 9 at 8p.m. Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and under the artistic direction of renowned Philadelphia trumpeter Terell Stafford, the performance celebrates Strayhorn's 100th birthday with a special program including "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," and Strayhorn's most famous ballad, "Lush Life." (more...)

Oscar-Nominee Sally Kellerman to Play Dave Koz LoungeOscar-Nominee Sally Kellerman to Play Dave Koz Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated “Hot Lips” of the original “M*A*S*H,” will bring her new show, “A Little Jazz, a Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll” to the new Dave Koz Lounge at Spaghettini Beverly Hills on Friday, May 1 at 8:30 PM. The acclaimed show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, Hollywood and San Francisco. (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

Linda Miller's LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC Set for The Triad, 4/19Linda Miller's LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC Set for The Triad, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

She is known as an established actress with several appearances on Law & Order, As the World Turns, Hope & Faith and recently playing Ronni Spector with Al Pacino in David Mamets HBO Film Spector. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Presents Melba MooreThe Metropolitan Room Presents Melba Moore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Melba Moore will cover legends at the Metropolitan Room, April 13 at 9:30pm. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

New Digital Release of Billy Holiday Albums Celebrates Century of Lady DayNew Digital Release of Billy Holiday Albums Celebrates Century of Lady Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday on April 7, 2015, Universal Music Enterprises honors the iconic artist with the simultaneous digital release of 17 classic Holiday albums. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Grammy Winners Take 6, 4/18Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Grammy Winners Take 6, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by Grammy-winning a cappella jazz group Take 6 on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

BCCM to Present RIDIN' HIGH, 5/16-18BCCM to Present RIDIN' HIGH, 5/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

BAYOU CITY CONCERT MUSICALS continues its popular cabaret series with RIDIN' HIGH: Cole Porter in the 1930s, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 16; 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17; and 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015. The evening of song will again be presented at the Performance Centre of the Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main between Holman and Berry Street, in the heart of Midtown. (Entrance to The Centre is located on the corner of Fannin and Berry directly behind the theatre and has convenient free parking, courtesy of Houston Community College.) (more...)

Tony Award Winner MELBA MOORE To Honor Legendary Singers In New Show at Metropolitan Room, 4/13Tony Award Winner MELBA MOORE To Honor Legendary Singers In New Show at Metropolitan Room, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Melba Moore, a four-time Grammy nominee and winner of the 1970 Tony Award for 'Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical,' for her performance as 'Lutiebelle' in Purlie will appear at the Metropolitan Room on April 13 at 9:30 with a new show featuring songs made famous by legendary singers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Barbra Streisand, and Diana Ross. Joining Moore will be her special guest, actor/singer/songwriter Clifton Davis, who wrote hits for The Jackson Five. With a total of 11 top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music's most enduring artists. (more...)

April at the National Portrait Gallery Includes HUJE JAM and MoreApril at the National Portrait Gallery Includes HUJE JAM and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Below are April's events at the National Portrait Gallery. For more information, visit their website. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Ottawa's Rat Pack Performs Crooner Classics for Make-A-Wish OntarioOttawa's Rat Pack Performs Crooner Classics for Make-A-Wish Ontario
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The 5th Annual World Wish Day Concert, featuring a 10 piece jazz band orchestra, with crooners Michael Pytura and Johnny Vegas performing, comes to Ottawa April 23, 2015. (more...)

Freda Payne Debuts at Bethesda Blues and Jazz ClubFreda Payne Debuts at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Freda Payne is a Detroit native who never realized her talents until the early age of twelve. Her piano teacher discovered her singing ability and from that point on Freda was singing for local affairs around Detroit and even entered talent contest on local TV as well as the national TV show, Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour. At age fourteen she joined The Don Large's Make Way for Youth radio show broadcasted on station WJR in the penthouse of the Fisher Bldg. Freda's first album deal was on the Impulse label with ABC Paramount in New York. After The Lights Go Down Low and much more. Recording her next album three years later on MGM records. Was an early protege of Quincy Jones during his big band era, also performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2008 in honor of Quincy's seventy fifth birthday celebration. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at New Jersey's Watchung Arts Center, 3/28Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at New Jersey's Watchung Arts Center, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called 'ingenious' by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - will join tenor saxophonist Ed Finkel as he brings a group of well-known New York jazz artists to the Heinz W. Otto Gallery at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, NJ on Saturday, March 28 at 8 PM. A dessert reception will follow the performance. (more...)

Dave Stahl Big Band to Return to EPAC Next MonthDave Stahl Big Band to Return to EPAC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

EPAC is proud to once again present the Dave Stahl Big Band on April 9th, at 7:30 at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theater! Dave Stahl draws some of the finest musicians in the world for these concert events, and this concert will be sure to satisfy any big band enthusiast. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Play the Villanova Theatre, 4/14-26THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Play the Villanova Theatre, 4/14-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Villanova Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, with book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, directed by Valerie Joyce, and on stage April 14-26, 2015. Villanova's reimagined production will feature actors playing instruments, a striking industrial aesthetic, and a timely message. (more...)

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