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September 30, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Say "Smithsonian" and people immediately think of the Washington-based institution charged with the preservation of all things American. Covered wagons. Lindbergh's airplane. Shaker furniture. Friendship 7. Likewise, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, an offshoot of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, is charged with the preservation of that uniquely American form of music called jazz.
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October 5, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The big band is jazz music's symphony orchestra. Its standardized instrumental sections of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and rhythm are analogous to the strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion of the classical music orchestra. In both instances, the instrumentation has been remarkably utilitarian.
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October 5, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The big band is jazz music's symphony orchestra. Its standardized instrumental sections of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and rhythm are analogous to the strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion of the classical music orchestra. In both instances, the instrumentation has been remarkably utilitarian.
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September 30, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Say "Smithsonian" and people immediately think of the Washington-based institution charged with the preservation of all things American. Covered wagons. Lindbergh's airplane. Shaker furniture. Friendship 7. Likewise, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, an offshoot of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, is charged with the preservation of that uniquely American form of music called jazz.
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January 28, 1999
Moving away from Campbell's soup cans, Brillo boxes and celebrity portraits, Andy Warhol tackled the military device of camouflage in one of his last serial groups of paintings. "Andy Warhol: Camouflage Paintings," opening Saturday at Gagosian Gallery, presents this series of abstract works that use the military pattern of camouflage as a tool to create intricately patterned landscape paintings. * "Andy Warhol: Camouflage Paintings," Gagosian Gallery, 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills.
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May 6, 1991 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans for as many as five Sunday evening jazz concerts this summer at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion are being explored, according to Sandra Kimberling, president of the Music Center Operating Co. Kimberling said that it's too early to talk about artists for the concerts, which are expected to be staged in July and August, but stressed that the Operating Co. wants to make jazz a regular part of the Pavilion program. Though the Operating Co.
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October 5, 1998 | DON HECKMAN
The big band is jazz music's symphony orchestra. Its standardized sections of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and rhythm instruments are analogous to the strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion of classical music ensembles. In both instances, the instrumentation has been remarkably utilitarian, serviceable for a striking variety of musical styles.
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September 10, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE
The last quarter century has seen the passing of a host of jazz innovators and the rise of repertory bands dedicated to their music. The trend is reflected by this season's most important concerts, beginning at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept.
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January 30, 1995 | DON HECKMAN
If a tie in hockey is like kissing your sister, then hearing the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at El Camino College's South Bay Center for the Arts was a bit like hugging a first cousin. Not that you don't respect and admire the cousin, or the Masterworks Orchestra, but there's just not a lot of heat in the relationship.
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October 1, 1998
8 pm: Arts Festival The 13th Annual Long Beach "October Is Arts Month" kicks off with "Live! From the Center," a concert series that opens with a performance by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Arts Month '98 is a monthlong promotion, sponsored by the Public Corporation for the Arts, that showcases a wide range of cultural programming.
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November 16, 2002 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Roland Hanna, a classically trained jazz pianist and composer known for his inventiveness at the keyboard and his thorough understanding of the roots of jazz and other styles of music, has died. He was 70. Hanna died Wednesday in a hospital in Hackensack, N.J., as a result of a viral infection of the heart. He became ill several weeks ago while on tour with his trio in Japan, said his agent-manager, Abby Hoffer.
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September 17, 1999 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It'll take a bit of doing to make all the stops--a private helicopter would help--but there's enough jazz festival action taking place over the next week to satisfy the most avid fans. Tonight, for example, the Monterey Jazz Festival (presented by MCI WorldCom) kicks off its 42nd installment, one of the world's longest-running uninterrupted series of jazz concerts.
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