Swinger with a Mission
Mary Lou Williams has been making music for 60 years;
now she teaches others how to feel it
By Catherine O'Neill
MARY LOU WILLIAMS is a lady with a mission -- to bring jazz back to the young. In recent years, that quest has brought the 69-year-old pianist and composer to Duke University in…
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Pianist, composer, and arranger Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) is often referred to as the First Lady of Jazz in the annals of American music history. Williams was a highly respected musician in her day whose repertoire spanned several seminal jazz styles, from boogie-woogie to bebop, and she was an integral member of what became known as the Kansas…
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From Kansas City in the twenties to New York in the forties and beyond, pianist, arranger and composer Mary Lou Williams made direct contributions to nearly every major development of jazz in her lifetime, but rarely received the recognition she deserved. A devout Roman Catholic, she composed long-form orchestral and religious works, taught at Duke University and helped found the…Continue
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You may not want to share everything with your social network, but Young Entrepreneurship Council member Jullien Gordon says your friends should know some details about what you do.
It's priceless to you, but how do you know what your startup's really worth? by Jullien Gordon, Young Entrepreneur Council October 23, 2012 | 11:17am EDT
When it comes to business and career advancement, we often discount one of our greatest resources: our friends. Our friends and peers may know our…Continue
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A Lincoln-Lemington man who was shot in the chest early Saturday morning died yesterday afternoon.
The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Leroy K. Wofford, 59, died at UPMC Presbyterian at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police said a couple of men…Continue
The suggestion was peaches.
As always, The LuPones, a group based at Steel City Improv Theater that invents songs and scenes on the fly, had opened by asking the audience for "a word or…Continue
Erroll Garner, the famous pianist from Homewood, couldn't read music. Luckily for him -- and jazz fans -- Ernest McCarty can.
Mr. McCarty, 71, of Lawrenceville was playing stand-up bass in a New York City supper club when he saw Garner in the audience -- for the third night in a row.
"He called me over to the table and said, 'Can…Continue
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