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Big Band Revival: Chick Webb

One of my favorite swing era bandleaders is Chick Webb, the king of the Savoy Ballroom and jazz drumming trailblazer, who incidentally hired my favorite jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, for her first gig as the “girl singer” in his band.  288 more words

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Confidence, Patience, Persistence: What our Students Have Learned from our Orchestra Program

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Anderson

What is the role that music plays in the lives of some of our students? That’s the question we posed to five of our Upper School orchestra students. 688 more words

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Winter Spectacular

Words: Mehnaz Ashraf

Centennial High School held their annual Winter Spectacular during on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2. The music and arts groups, led by Mrs.Clark, produced a riveting show for the community. 157 more words

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Old Timey Holiday

We are slowly getting into the holiday mood here. Our little Christmas tree is up, our warmer clothes are out, hot chocolate has become our thing-to-do every evening. 71 more words

"Is that Dior?"

I turned around to find a short petite lady in a long black gown. She was complimenting me, looking down at my lilac polyester gown that I got off the rack fresh from Bloomingdale’s, with the tag carefully hiding the $495 that betrays my thousand dollar look.  524 more words