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Milestones Feb. 20, 1995

DIED. DOUG MCCLURE, 59; former broncobuster and star of TV westerns such as The Virginian and The Overland Trail; of lung cancer; in Sherman Oaks, California...

JAZZ: Drugs & Drums

Jazz and dope often seem as closely linked as their jargon; e.g., the jazz terms "hip" and "hipster" are derived from opium smoking, during which the addict...

Milestones Oct. 25, 1999

ARRESTED. GIANCARLO PARRETTI, 58, fugitive financier; near Orvieto, Italy. Parretti, whose $1.3 billion takeover of MGM in 1990 and subsequent default on an $888...

Music: Pop Records

A French rendering of rock 'n' roll sometimes sounds like a musical accompaniment to Jean-Paul Sartre's La Nausée. While U.S. rockers chant wide-eyed changes...

Music: How Deaf Can You Get?

When Dizzy Gillespie hit Sweden and Denmark, the halls were barely big enough to hold all the beboppers; in Paris, zealous French zazous (jazz fans) came to...

Cinema: On the Edge

THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE Directed and Written by JOHN CASSAVETES When John Cassavetes makes a gangster movie, you can be sure only that it will be...

CINEMA: Time Listings, may 30, 1960

The Savage Eye. The eye is the camera, and savage is the word for it as it views the pointless life and loveless love of a Los Angeles divorcee. Jazz on a...

Music: Post-Bopper

On the bandstand, Trumpeter Miles Davis resembles a man who wandered in off the street for a nightcap and decided to stick around for a few licks on a borrowed...

Music: Listen to Those Zsounds

Once upon a time, the jazzman's capital was New Orleans; later came Chicago and Manhattan's 52nd Street. Today, the liveliest center of developing jazz is...

Music: A Flourish of Jazzz

Any jazz musician who is worth a toot knows what July 4 means. July 4 is the birthday of one of America's great founding fathers: Louis Armstrong. The life...

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