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    NEW YORK, NY – After a critically acclaimed, 15 day sold-out run on Broadway, Columbia Records announced today the DVD and Live CD release of HARRY CONNICK, JR. IN CONCERT ON BROADWAY on March 1, 2011. The show that had critics raving and fans cheering will be available as a DVD, Live CD and Blu-Ray disc. The show will also air on PBS on March 2nd as part of the national “Great Performances” series.
    Over the past two decades, Harry Connick, Jr. has proven to be among the world’s most successful and multi-talented artists. Harry first reached a mass audience as a pianist, singer and bandleader, securing his place as a renaissance man and versatile entertainer. His career has been studded with awards and recognition, including several multi-platinum and gold albums; 25 million albums sold around the world; Grammy and Emmy Awards; and Tony nominations for both his work as a composer and for his lead acting role.

    5 Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Edition

    5 Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th EditionRochester, NY January 18, 2011 Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced five headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Edition, which will be held June 10-18, 2011.

    - Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole will perform on opening night, Friday June 10.
    - The Fab Faux, the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today plays Saturday June 11.
    - Premier banjo player Bela Fleck & The Original Flecktones performs Tuesday June 14.
    - k.d. lang, called "the best singer in her generation by Tony Bennett takes the stage on Thursday June 16.
    - And Elvis Costello & The Imposters, one who has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years, plays on Friday June 17.
    All performances will be at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

    Don Kirshner, Songwriter and Producer, Dies

    ImageSongwriter and rock producer Don Kirshner died of heart failure on Monday at the age of 77 in Boca Raton, Fla. Kirshner wrote "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and managed songwriting talent including Neil Sedaka, Carole King, Howard Greenfield and many others, providing songs for The Monkees' TV program in the 1960's, including "I'm a Believer."

    Kirshner's first major success story was the career of fellow Bronx High School of Science alumni Bobby Darin, which Kirshner helped to launch in the 1950's.

    This Jazz Master Is No Musician

    This Jazz Master Is No MusicianBy MARC MYERS

    Orrin Keepnews can be prickly. The celebrated co-founder of the Riverside, Milestone and Landmark jazz record labels has been known to scare off the uninitiated with his blunt temperament. But when the 87-year-old greeted me at the front door of his ranch-style home here last month, he was borderline cuddly. "Cranky?" he asked, dismissing my description. "Impatient—I'll go along with that, but not cranky."

    On Tuesday, the National Endowment for the Arts will honor the five-time Grammy winner with its Jazz Masters Award. For nearly 60 years Mr. Keepnews has produced a sizable chunk of jazz's most enduring recordings—including classic releases by Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery and Sonny Rollins.

    60 Minutes: Wynton Marsalis

    60 Minutes: Wynton MarsalisHe is an American master - Wynton Marsalis - at age 49, arguably the best known living jazz artist and leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, probably the best big band at work today. They're on the road constantly, bringing America's most distinctive art form to the world, most recently to London, Berlin and Havana. "60 Minutes" and correspondent Morley Safer were lucky enough to tag along - a joyous assignment, if there ever was one, trying to get a sense of this band of brothers, their music and their effect as unofficial ambassadors.

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