Jazz legend Herbie Hancock becomes first musician to receive Ben Franklin Medal | WHYY Jazz legend Herbie Hancock was in Philadelphia Wednesday night to accept an award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock was in Philadelphia Wednesday night to accept an award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.

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‘Surviving R Kelly’ documentary premiere cancelled after shooting threat | The Guardian An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say

An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say.

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Something in the Water: Virginia Beach gives OK for Pharrell’s festival proposal to move forward | 13News Now Virginia Beach City Council gave a thumbs up to Pharrell Williams' proposed festival at the Oceanfront during College Beach Weekend. Williams said his goal is to make the multi-venue experience the East Coast's version of SXSW.

Virginia Beach City Council gave a thumbs up to Pharrell Williams’ proposed festival at the Oceanfront during College Beach Weekend. Williams said his goal is to make the multi-venue experience the East Coast’s version of SXSW.

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Roy Hargrove, Trumpeter Who Gave Jazz a Jolt of Youth, Dies at 49 | The New York Times Roy Hargrove, a virtuoso trumpeter who became a symbol of jazz’s youthful renewal in the early 1990s, and then established himself as one of the most respected musicians of his generation, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 49.

Roy Hargrove, a virtuoso trumpeter who became a symbol of jazz’s youthful renewal in the early 1990s, and then established himself as one of the most respected musicians of his generation, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 49.

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Roxanne Roxanne | Kennedy-Center.org From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

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Jazz album of the month: Wayne Shorter: Emanon review – vivid and sublimely thrilling | The Guardian On a four-part suite joining Shorter’s terrific quartet and a chamber orchestra, his soprano saxophone weaves and slithers around Danilo Perez’s piano variations and the orchestra’s triplet-busy waltzes

On a four-part suite joining Shorter’s terrific quartet and a chamber orchestra, his soprano saxophone weaves and slithers around Danilo Perez’s piano variations and the orchestra’s triplet-busy waltzes

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