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@JHicksReports  got a behind-the-scenes look at Ballet Afrique's rehearsal of “The Nutcracker: A Duke Ellington Suite'>Sweet Duke Ellington Suite.” Take a look at how the dancers' hard work is paying off. The show opens this weekend.

'Antidisestablishmentarianism' is a bit of a surprise in a reference book about jazz. But Duke Ellington used it in a song's title, featuring the singing of trumpeter Ray Nance, whose birthday anniversary is today.

Lovey telegram from Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald in 1959 – "Nobody loved you as much as I did"

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Happy 50th Birthday to the scat kings of muppets Somewhere between Duke Ellington + Cab Calloway + Ella Fitzgerald— —and Van Morrison + Queen + Bobby McFerrin + @reggiewatts  We had this timeless rendition of an actual italian song— Mahna Mahna...

Rho/Yang - "It Don't Mean a Thing" by Duke Ellington - 39.55 (into 3rd) #Challenge20  #D éfi20

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1930? That's right! An old lounge with a whole lotta history is coming back to West Palm Beach. Get a glimpse of the spot where Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, even Duke Ellington used to play. Tonight at 11:00pm watch WPTV.

@marineband  When the performance was over, Mrs. Johnson thanked everyone for participating in the event and invited everyone to continue to enjoy the evening. When she left the stage, instead of packing up, Duke Ellington and his band continued to play long into the night. (5/5)

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Universal Music Group estimated the loss at about 500,000 song titles. The lost works most likely included masters in the Decca Records collection by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland.

Watch our 2ND performance of the evening Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean A Thing (IF IT AINT GOT THAT SWING)"

Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman & Richard Rogers at Downbeat, New York, 1948. Photo by Herman Leonard

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@iTunesMusic  A lesson he passed to me from his best friend Duke Ellington who told him #1 , don't quit. #2 , listen to #1 " #AskTonyAndGaga 

1931 Duke Ellington Jazz Classic 'It Don't Mean A Thing' (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

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