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Jazz Pioneer George Russell Dead at 86

His theory influenced Miles Davis, John Coltrane

(Newser) - Jazz innovator George Russell died at 86 yesterday in Boston of Alzheimer’s complications, the Globe reports. Russell developed a jazz theory that played a key role on landmark records like Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. Russell’s theory “gives you a... More »

Beyoncé, Bono, Boss Headline Inaugural Show

Pop stars will share stage with jazz, opera legends at Lincoln Memorial

(Newser) - Two days before Barack Obama becomes president, 19 musicians will kick off the inaugural festivities with a free public concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Bruce Springsteen, Bono, and Beyoncé will perform alongside jazz legend Herbie Hancock and opera superstar Renée Fleming, Billboard reports. The concert, called We... More »

Winehouse Sweeps Grammys

Herbie Hancock in surprise win for best album

(Newser) - Troubled Brit Amy Winehouse was the big winner at last night's Grammys, taking five awards for her album Rehab and beaming in to perform via satellite from Britain, where she's in rehab. The upset of the night was 67-year-old Herbie Hancock's win for best album. More »

Grammy Nominations Revealed

Kanye West leads with eight nominations; Amy Winehouse scores six

(Newser) - Kanye West and Amy Winehouse lead the field in Grammy Award nominations, announced today. West scored eight nods, but only Winehouse and the Foo Fighters landed in both the record-of-the-year and album-of-the-year categories, AP reports. It's been a tough go lately for West and Winehouse (six nominations): The rapper's mother... More »

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