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Artist Profiles - Pianist McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner was born in Philadelphia in December, 1938. Tyner began to study piano formally at age 13, later studying at the Granoff School of Music. Tyner first met John Coltrane in 1955. The two stayed in contact through the balance of the decade, occasionally working together around Philadelphia.

Although Coltrane wanted Tyner to join him when he left Davis, Tyner went with the Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet first in 1959. After Coltrane left Davis in April, 1960, he first...

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Stories about sexual harassment in the workplace have dominated the news cycle this fall, but New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer remembers a time not that long ago when even the term "sexual harassment" felt new.

"Most of us really didn't know much about sexual harassment," she says. "Many of us had experienced it, but we didn't really know the name for it or how to handle it."

"England's First Black Princess!" lots of media blared a variety of that this week, immediately after the official announcement of what several tabloids have been speculating about for months: Prince Harry, brother of Prince William, son of Charles and Diana, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, is engaged. His intended, Meghan Markle, is American, divorced, three years older than the prince — and biracial. Which has led to a lot of breathless reporting that she is the first black member of the royal family.

Updated at 8:10 p.m. ET

NBC News says it has fired longtime Today host Matt Lauer following a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."

Today co-host Savannah Guthrie read a statement on-air from NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack on Wednesday morning:

Hailed as music's biggest night, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards will return to New York City, taking place at Madison Square Garden Jan. 28.

The U.S. Supreme Court confronts the digital age again on Wednesday when it hears oral arguments in a case that promises to have major repercussions for law enforcement and personal privacy.

At issue is whether police have to get a search warrant in order to obtain cellphone location information that is routinely collected and stored by wireless providers.

Cellphone thieves caught because they used ... cellphones

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.

"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."

The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to come to work on a music video shoot as a film loader. Shahidi didn't know how to load film. But, it was for Prince(!) so like a true fan, he jumped at the opportunity to bask in the royal purple glow, and decided to sort out the film loading stuff on the fly.

Jazzy 88.9 WCSU and the arts community sends its condolences to the family of Jerry Gillotti.

Jerry has been the face of jazz entertainment in the Miami Valley area for decades. Gilly’s has brought a long list of jazz greats to the Dayton, Ohio area that helped make Gilly’s one of the more recognizable jazz clubs in America. Jerry was also instrumental in support for past fundraisers for Jazzy 88.9 WCSU.

Jerry passed away on Thanksgiving. He was 80.

Jon Hendricks, Genre-Pushing Jazz Vocalist, Dead At 96

Nov 23, 2017

Jamila Woods And The Poetry Of Black Love

Nov 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is on Thursday. If you're hosting this year, are you ready?

For some, menu planning and turkey and sides cooking won't involve breaking a sweat. For the rest of us, the next two days may be fueled by anxiety — with maybe a pinch of panic.

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