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Staff WriterThe great saxophonist Ornette Coleman once said that “jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.” And tonight, the Jimmie Cannon’s Valley Jazz will prove Coleman’s point...
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El CentroWho says today’s kids are going to the dogs? Certainly not I — nor would you, had you been with me at a delightful luncheon recently at the Methodist church in El Centro. The luncheon was wonderful: delectable food, beautiful decorations,...
Tags: Music Industry, Entertainment, Music
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterBRAWLEY — Artistic achievement will be the highlight Friday during the fifth annual art gallery and silent auction at the Del Rio Country Club. The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m., will also feature music by the Brawley...
Staff WriterThere was much to see and do Saturday as scores of people attended the second annual Imperial Valley Arts Festival, where interactive booths added to the fun for youthful patrons. Put on by the Imperial Valley Arts in Motion Council the event that took...
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Multimedia ProducerCarmen Santana talks about music with a soft voice and a lot of passion. She said she used to be really quiet, but music has helped her open up. “Music is a form of expression. It helps you realize who you are,” said the Holtville Jazz...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterIMPERIAL — Among the modest gathering of people at the Grandstand Stage on Thursday evening was Jeremy Esquer. Jeremy, a 16-year-old sophomore from Calexico High School, held his guitar while he and more than 150 other people listened to a set...
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2011. There are 333 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1861, Texas voted to leave the Union, 166-8, at a Secession Convention in Austin. On this date: In 1790, the U.S....
Imperial Valley Press Staff PhotographerSeven jazz bands from Imperial Valley participated at the Jimmie Cannon Jazz Festival on Tuesday at the Grand Stand stage at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta. Renee Baker said the Fair had invited again the Jimmie Cannon Jazz Band to play at the...
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Jimmie Cannon’s impact was Imperial Valleywide. Yes, Cannon was a heralded music and band teacher at Central Union High School in El Centro, but he also formed Valley Jazz, a group with gifted musicians from all around the Valley that has become a...
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Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterWelcome to The Jimmie Cannon Theater for the Performing Arts at Southwest. El Centro’s high school district board approved changing the name of the Southwest Performing Arts Center to honor the late longtime music teacher and jazz musician Jimmie...
Tags: Culture, Music Industry, Politics, Schools, Human Interest
As his old friend Frank Sinatra might have put it, it was a very good year for Chicago singer Frank D'Rone. In April, D'Rone turned 80, and in June he overcame a series of health challenges to play a triumphant comeback engagement at the Jazz Showcase....
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGThe 23rd annual Berks Jazz Fest will be all about highlighting jazz music’s effects on other styles, with programs that offer jazz mixed with programs featuring rock, funk, blues, Latin, pop and gospel. There will be salutes to artists such......
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