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Buddy DeFranco obituary


The role of the clarinet in jazz changed from vital to marginal in little more than a decade, between the last hurrahs of the big swing bands at the end of the 1930s, and the rise of the unsentimentally byzantine style of bebop.



The Reagan's & The Thatcher's

Will Ferrell backs out of Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's comedy

Two days after it was announced that Will Ferrell was set to play Ronald Reagan in a comedy that makes light the former US president’s affliction with Alzheimer’s, the comedian has backed out of the project altogether following outrage from the former president’s family.