New York Times Article | April 30, 2009: Taking subway directions, Literally, From a Song of the City
THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS
DUKE ELLINGTON DAY
IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Wedneday April 29, 2009
THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Declares
Apri 29, 2009 Duke Ellington Day
in The City of New York
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg declared April 29th, 2009 "Duke Ellington Day" in honor of the 110th anniversary of the jazz legend’s birth.
President Clinton Sends Greetings for Duke Ellington Day
By JAMES BARRON
Published: April 29, 2009
“Somebody said they want us to do ‘A Train’ again,” Paul Mercer Ellington, the musical director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, reported just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
And why not? A full 27 minutes had passed since the orchestra’s last performance of his grandfather’s signature song, a song some Ellington fans cannot hear too often. Wednesday was, after all, the 110th anniversary of Duke Ellington’s birth, and the orchestra was ready to celebrate.
Ellington on Ellington
Paul, Mercedes and Edward Ellington, three of Duke Ellington's grandchildren participated in a question and answer event sponsored by Borders at the Time Warner Center. The evening included a performances by the Ellington Legacy Band which is led by Edward Ellington.
Duke's 110th on 110th
Edward Ellington and the Ellington Legacy Band performed at the Duke Ellington Memorial at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue in celebration of Duke Ellington 110th Annivesary which was sponsored by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.
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