1001 Facts About Pianists

1. Condoleezza Rice experienced firsthand the injustices of Birmingham's discriminatory laws and attitudes.

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2. Elton John donated all of the profits to the charity established in Diana's name.

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3. Orson Welles was found dead in early October 1985 in his Los Angeles home.

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4. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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5. Ingrid Bergman would travel to New York and stay at their small rented stucco house between films, her visits lasting from a few days to four months.

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6. Orson Welles began commuting from California to New York for the two Sunday broadcasts of The Campbell Playhouse after signing a film contract with RKO Pictures in August 1939.

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7. Lou Williams made an important recording in 1970 titled The History of Jazz.

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8. Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

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9. Lionel Hampton donated almost $300,000 to Republican campaigns and committees throughout his lifetime.

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10. Claude Debussy is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term.

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11. Alicia Keys continued building her acting resume in 2008 with a role in The Secret Life of Bees.

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12. James Cleveland scored more than 30 points in 12 of their 22 postseason games, including 51 points in a frustrating loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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13. Erik Satie was left with his grandparents in Honfleur by his widowed father.

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14. Alicia Keys's participated in a panel titled "HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women's Words", in which she calls on supporting organizations that provide treatment and care for families affected by AIDS.

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15. Alicia Keys was one of the biggest RnB names of the early 2000s, shaping a legacy that is yet to be matched.

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16. Condoleezza Rice's was taken under the wing of George P Shultz, who was a fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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17. Condoleezza Rice is a US political scientist and diplomat.

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18. Les Paul put his sound into a Bing Crosby song, "It's Been a Long, Long Time", which was a number-one single in 1945.

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19. In 1947, Ray Charles moved to Tampa, where he had two jobs: one as a pianist for Charles Brantley's Honeydippers.

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20. From 2003 to 2017 Condoleezza Rice co-owned a home in Palo Alto, California with Randy Bean.

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21. Alicia Keys became involved in the charity Keep a Child Alive, an organization that helps children living with AIDS.

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22. John Williams won a Classic Brit Award in 2005 for his soundtrack work of the previous year.

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23. Condoleezza Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 14, 1954.

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24. In 1969, Orson Welles was given a TV commission to film a condensed adaptation of The Merchant of Venice.

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25. Nina Simone took her last name from French actress Nina Simone Signoret.

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26. In 2002, Orson Welles was voted the greatest film director of all time in two British Film Institute polls among directors and critics.

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27. In March and April 1959, Miles Davis recorded what many critics consider his greatest album, Kind of Blue.

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28. Sir Elton John wrote about his friendship with Freddie in a moving, deeply personal letter.

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29. Ingrid Bergman became involved with Rossellini while making Stromboli.

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30. Adrian Sutil is a German racing driver who most recently drove for Sauber in Formula One for the 2014 season.

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31. James Cleveland paved the way for modern gospel music by incorporating blues and jazz influences, and directly shaping the careers of soul superstars Aretha Franklin and Billy Preston.

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32. Condoleezza Rice previously served as one of the original members of the College Football Playoff selection committee from 2013 to 2016.

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33. Miles Davis abandoned the bebop style and turned to the music of pianist Ahmad Jamal, whose approach and use of space influenced him.

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34. Condoleezza Rice's was a specialist on the Soviet Union and gave lectures on the subject for the Berkeley-Stanford joint program led by UC Berkeley Professor George W Breslauer in the mid-1980s.

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35. In 2008, Alicia Keys was ranked in at number 80 the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists.

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36. Orson Welles liked to tell a tall tale stating that he was related to Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy to Abraham Lincoln—except he wasn't.

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37. Alicia Keys received 5 Grammy Awards in 2002, becoming the second female artist to win as many in one night.

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38. Orson Welles was born in 1915 to an inventor father and a pianist mother.

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39. Orson Welles was a strong supporter of Franklin D Roosevelt and the New Deal and often spoke out on radio in support of progressive politics.

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40. In 1985, Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".

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41. Claude Debussy had colorectal cancer and he needed to remove part of his colon.

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42. Lionel Hampton was a staunch Republican and served as a delegate to several Republican National Conventions.

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43. Les Paul was enamoured by the Andrews Sisters, who hired his trio to open for them during a tour in 1946.

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44. Orson Welles began filming a projected pilot for Desilu, owned by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz, who had recently purchased the former RKO studios.

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45. James Cleveland is currently averaging 2.9 post-ups per game when including his passes, per Synergy Sports Tech.

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46. James Cleveland was actually shooting 45.3 percent from at least 27 feet away last season, per Basketball-Reference.

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47. Orson Welles shared an Academy Award for the script of Citizen Kane and in 1975 was honored by the American Film Institute with a Life-Achievement Award.

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48. Orson Welles hosted six shows for the BBC, all 15 minutes in length, which showed him drawing in his sketchbook.

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49. Elton John performed a piano duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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50. Condoleezza Rice is unmarried, but dated professional football player Rick Upchurch while attending the University of Denver.

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51. Miles Davis tied with Dizzy Gillespie for best trumpeter in the 1955 Down Beat magazine Readers' Poll.

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52. Elton John is arguably the most fashionable solo artist to come out of Great Britain in the 20th century.

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53. In October 1983, Elton John caused controversy when he broke the United Nations' cultural boycott on apartheid-era South Africa by performing at the Sun City venue.

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54. In March 1970, Miles Davis began to perform as the opening act for various rock acts, allowing Columbia to market Bitches Brew to a larger audience.

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55. In 1952 Lou Williams began a two-year tour of England and France.

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56. Condoleezza Rice's was promoted to associate professor in 1987, a post she held until 1993.

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57. Lou Williams finished with 35 points to lead a dominant bench effort for the Clippers.

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58. Elton John showed musical aptitude at school, including the ability to compose melodies, and gained some notoriety by playing like Jerry Lee Lewis at school functions.

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59. Ira Gershwin wrote some of the most original and popular musical works produced in the United States.

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60. At the final race in Brazil, Adrian Sutil matched his best finish of the season with sixth place, and as a result, moved into ninth place in the final championship standings.

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61. In 1978 Orson Welles was lined up by his long-time protege Peter Bogdanovich to direct Saint Jack, an adaptation of the 1973 Paul Theroux novel about an American pimp in Singapore.

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62. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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63. Alicia Keys was ranked at number thirty-three on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list.

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64. In 1984, Orson Welles wrote the screenplay for a film he planned to direct, an autobiographical drama about the 1937 staging of The Cradle Will Rock.

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65. In 1946, Kirstein and George Balanchine co-founded a company that would become the New York City Ballet.

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66. In 2018 Elton John embarked on what he announced as his final tour, dubbed Farewell Yellow Brick Road and scheduled to last three years.

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67. In 2016, Sir Elton John secured the court-ordered injunction that barred British media from mentioning his or his partner's name.

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68. Condoleezza Rice is cashing in, as she unloaded her Bay Area home just a month after listing it.

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69. Condoleezza Rice was hired by Stanford University as an assistant professor of political science.

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70. Lou Williams accepted a regular gig at the Cafe Society Downtown, started a weekly radio show called "Mary Lou Williams's Piano Workshop" on WNEW, and began mentoring and collaborating with many younger bebop musicians, most notably Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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71. Miles Davis played with the band for two weeks at Club Riviera.

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72. In late spring 1936, Charlie Parker played at a jam session at the Reno Club in Kansas City.

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73. In 1949, Charlie Parker made his European debut at the Paris International Jazz Festival and went on to visit Scandinavia in 1950.

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74. Condoleezza Rice began taking Russian-language and history courses, and became fascinated by Cold War politics.

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75. Lou Williams played sparingly as a rookie, averaging 1.9 points and.

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76. James Cleveland made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

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77. John Williams married Barbara Ruick, an American actress and singer, in 1956.

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78. Lionel Hampton was given a marimba as a gift by his uncle, Richard Morgan, a musically savvy bootlegger with ties to Al Capone.

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79. Les Paul recorded a few albums for Decca Records in the 1940s.

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80. Jeff Goldblum co-founded Playhouse West, an acting school, with Robert Carnegie in 1981.

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81. Orson Welles portrayed Brutus in a unique retelling of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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82. Condoleezza Rice became one of the most influential women in the world of global politics when President George W Bush named her as his national security adviser in December of 2000.

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83. Les Paul put his sound into a Bing Crosby song, "It's Been a Long, Long Time", which was a number-one single in 1945.

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84. In early September 1991, Miles Davis checked into St John's Hospital near his home in Santa Monica, California, for routine tests.

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85. In 1936, Lionel Hampton was invited by Benny Goodman to join a jazz quartet he was forming as a complement to his big band.

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86. Ray Charles was not in town for the birth because he was playing a show in Texas.

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87. Orson Welles was originally thought of for the role of Darth Vader in the 1977 Star Wars film.

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88. In 1974, during one of Elton John's concerts at Madison Square Garden, John Lennon joined him on stage to perform three songs.

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89. Les Paul came up Mary Ford's stage surname, taking it from a Milwaukee phone book.

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90. In September 1968, Miles Davis married 23-year-old model and songwriter Betty Mabry.

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91. Alicia Keys's was particularly drawn to "blue, dark, shadowy" and melancholic compositions, as well as the passionate romanticism of "blue composers" like Chopin.

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92. On January 9, 2015, Jeff Goldblum announced on the Late Show with David Letterman that the couple was expecting a son.

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93. In 1985, Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".

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94. Lionel Hampton died from congestive heart failure at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, on August 31, 2002.

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95. In 1985, Elton John befriended a 13 year old boy named Ryan White, who was a hemophiliac who contracted the HIV disease.

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96. Condoleezza Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American secretary of state, and the second female secretary of state (after Madeleine Albright).

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97. In 1960, Ingrid Bergman was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6759 Hollywood Boulevard.

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98. Condoleezza Rice says these initiatives are necessary because of the highly "extraordinary time" in which Americans live.

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99. In 1985, Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".

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100. Benny Goodman reached the charts for the first time when he recorded "Benny Goodman's Not Worth Your Tears" with a vocal by Scrappy Lambert for Melotone.

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101. In 1970, Orson Welles narrated a satirical political record on the administration of President Richard Nixon titled The Begatting of the President.

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102. Elton John closed his sold-out concert Tuesday at Enterprise Center with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", but it was much more than a goodbye.

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103. In 1995 Lionel Hampton suffered two mild strokes, only weeks apart.

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104. Condoleezza Rice was a bright student and skipped both first and seventh grade.

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105. In 1984, Condoleezza Rice attended a faculty seminar where Brent Scowcroft, then head of President Reagan's Commission of Strategic Forces, spoke on arms control.

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106. Elton John was recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time.

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107. Miles Davis was interviewed on 60 Minutes by Harry Reasoner.

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108. In 2013, Elton John received the first Brits Icon award in recognition of his "lasting impact" on UK culture, which was presented to him by his close friend Rod Stewart.

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109. Adrian Sutil qualified tenth for the first two races of the year, but a collision with Robert Kubica in Bahrain and a mechanical failure in Australia meant he was unable to score points in either race.

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110. Miles Davis needed medical attention for hip pain, which had worsened since his Japanese tour during the previous year.

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111. Jeff Goldblum had his first child in 2015 with Livingston at the tender age of 62.

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112. In 1943, Lou Williams began a regular engagement at the Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, New York City's first racially integrated jazz club.

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113. Condoleezza Rice was appointed a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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114. Jeff Goldblum credits his early jazz piano performances for helping his nerves on camera.

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115. Miles Davis gained a reputation for being cold, distant—and easily angered.

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116. In 2006, James Cleveland reached a new contract agreement with the Cavaliers.

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117. Condoleezza Rice contacted both Harvard and Stanford, but states that Harvard ignored her.

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118. In July 1941, Orson Welles conceived It's All True as an omnibus film mixing documentary and docufiction in a project that emphasized the dignity of labor and celebrated the cultural and ethnic diversity of North America.

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119. John Williams was made an honorary brother of Kappa Kappa Psi at Boston University in the late 1980s.

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120. Les Paul performed every Monday night with guitarist Lou Pallo, bassist Paul Nowinski, and guitarist Frank Vignola and for a few years, pianist John Colaianni.

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121. Orson Welles would spend much of the next 25 years in Europe.

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122. Alicia Keys returned for twelfth series of The Voice and won the competition with her artist Chris Blue, on May 23, 2017.

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123. Orson Welles struggled against budgetary and technical limitations—much of the picture was poorly dubbed—but he skillfully used Spanish locations and an excellent cast that included John Gielgud, Margaret Rutherford, Moreau, and Fernando Rey.

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124. Charlie Parker began playing the saxophone at age 11, and at age 14 he joined his high school band where he studied under Bandmaster Alonzo Lewis.

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125. In 1985, Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".

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126. In 1981 Condoleezza Rice started teaching political science at Stanford University in California.

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127. Alicia Keys visited other African countries such as Uganda and Kenya to promote care for children affected by AIDS.

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128. In 1985, Ella Fitzgerald was hospitalized briefly for respiratory problems, in 1986 for congestive heart failure, and in 1990 for exhaustion.

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129. Elton John performs with Kiki Dee in an orange suit and matching beret.

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130. Elton John is known for many hit songs such as "Your Song" and "Rocket Man" but he is definitely not the first person that people will think of when they hear about Christmas ads.

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131. Claude Debussy was at the forefront of the Impressionist style of music that mirrored the artistic movement of the same name, as well as the poetic genre of Symbolism.

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132. In 2014, Alicia Keys was honored by Unite 4 Humanity with the Music Visionary Award for "her work as an activist and Founder of Keep A Child Alive".

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133. Charlie Parker was clearly one of America's most innovative and prolific artists.

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134. Nina Simone has received four career Grammy Award nominations, two during her lifetime and two posthumously.

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135. Ira Gershwin died on August 17, 1983, in Beverly Hills, California.

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136. Ira Gershwin became acquainted with the well-known jazz orchestra leader Paul Whiteman as a result of Blue Monday, which Whiteman conducted.

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137. Les Paul tried to get his instrument marketed, but nobody was interested.

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138. In 1954, Lou Williams stormed off the stage in the middle of a big Paris concert, and began a three-year self-imposed exile from music.

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139. Ira Gershwin graduated in 1914 from Townsend Harris High School, a public school for intellectually gifted students, where he met Yip Harburg, with whom he enjoyed a lifelong friendship and a love of Gilbert and Sullivan.

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140. Ray Charles contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues, and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, notably with his two Modern Sounds albums.

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141. Condoleezza Rice was Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term.

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142. Elton John performed the show at Caesars for the next three years.

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143. Charlie Parker is known to have performed with a King "Super 20" saxophone.

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144. Orson Welles made a correction of the script in 13 extraordinary sequences.

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145. In 1962, Orson Welles directed his adaptation of The Trial, based on the novel by Franz Kafka and produced by Michael and Alexander Salkind.

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146. Ira Gershwin scored his first big success in 1919 with the song "Swanee", introduced by Al Jolson in Sinbad.

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147. Lou Williams founded her own label, Mary Records, which was the first to be started by a woman.

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148. Elton John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

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149. John Williams was honored with the annual Richard Kirk award at the 1999 BMI Film and TV Awards, recognizing his contribution to film and television music.

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150. Every year since 2004, Elton John has opened a shop called "Elton's Closet" in which he sells his second-hand clothes.

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151. Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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152. The year 1974 saw Orson Welles lending his voice for that year's remake of Agatha Christie's classic thriller Ten Little Indians produced by his former associate, Harry Alan Towers and starring an international cast that included Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer and Herbert Lom.

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153. Nina Simone took the stage name Nina Simone partly in honor of her favorite actress, Simone Signoret, and partly to hide her nightclub singing from her mother, whose religious sensibilities forbade it.

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154. Ira Gershwin worked first for the Remick publishing house, at a salary of fifteen dollars a week.

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155. Lou Williams was 71 when she succumbed to bladder cancer in Durham, North Carolina, on May 28, 1981.

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156. In October 1905, Erik Satie enrolled in Vincent d'Indy's Schola Cantorum de Paris to study classical counterpoint while still continuing his cabaret work.

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157. In 2010, Swizz Beatz confirmed he and Alicia Keys had adopted an entire village in Soweto, South Africa.

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158. On July 9, 2015, Lou Williams signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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159. Elton John returned in a blue kimono playing "Your Song", solo before the band came up and joined in.

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160. Sir Elton John toured the Soviet Union in 1979, the first western pop star to do so.

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161. Alicia Keys will portray the classically trained pianist and journalist, who died in a helicopter accident while covering the Vietnam War.

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162. In 1928, at age 13, Orson Welles was already more than six feet tall and weighed over 180 pounds.

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163. On October 14, 2010, Alicia Keys gave birth to their first son, in New York City.

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164. On May 4, 2016, Alicia Keys released her first single in four years, entitled "In Common".

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165. Benny Goodman took the discovered recording to Columbia, and a selection was issued on LP as The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.

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166. In 1958 Ella Fitzgerald was the first African American female to win at the inaugural show.

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167. Orson Welles was told that if the film was successful he could sign a four-picture deal with International Pictures, making films of his own choosing.

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168. In 1941, Orson Welles received the support of Bishop Fulton Sheen for a retelling of the life of Christ, to be set in the American West in the 1890s.

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169. Condoleezza Rice is the first female African-American Secretary of State and the second female Secretary of State.

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170. Adrian Sutil struck Lux with a champagne glass, causing a wound in his neck which required 24 stitches.

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171. Elton John donated all of the proceeds from the recording to the charitable trust established in Diana's name.

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172. Condoleezza Rice worked to create a new policy for dealing with longtime Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

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173. Alicia Keys felt that name represented her both as a performer and person.

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174. Condoleezza Rice told Ebony magazine it was a "truly amazing time to be working in the White House", because so much was changing in the Eastern-bloc countries.

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175. Condoleezza Rice took to Facebook to respond to an ESPN report saying that the Browns.

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176. In 1995 Lionel Hampton suffered two mild strokes within months of each other.

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177. Benny Goodman hired Teddy Wilson for his trio and added vibraphonist Lionel Hampton for his quartet.

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178. Mary Lou Williams was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer.

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179. In November 2014, Alicia Keys announced that she is releasing a series of children's books.

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180. Erik Satie impressed his teachers with his fine tone, weak sight-reading, and general laziness.

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181. Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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182. Condoleezza Rice has roots in the American South going back to the pre-Civil War era, and some of her ancestors worked as sharecroppers for a time after emancipation.

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183. In 1972, Orson Welles acted as on-screen narrator for the film documentary version of Alvin Toffler's 1970 book Future Shock.

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184. Les Paul dropped out of high school in 1932 to work as a musician.

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185. Erik Satie originally sided with Tzara, but managed to maintain friendly relations with most players in both camps.

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186. Miles Davis convinced organizer George Wein that he should be on the bill, and Wein agreed.

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187. In 1916, Ira Gershwin started working for Aeolian Company and Standard Music Rolls in New York, recording and arranging.

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188. Charlie Parker was called him Bird because he creates various compositions which contain Bird on the titles.

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189. Benny Goodman recorded the clarinet concertos of Weber and Carl Nielsen.

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190. Condoleezza Rice lives in a luxury apartment complex in Washington known as Watergate.

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191. Claude Debussy went travelling with Tchaikovsky's wealthy patroness, Nadezhda von Meck.

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192. In 1981 Dudley Moore appeared in the title role of the comedy Arthur, an even bigger hit than 10.

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193. In 1965, Les Paul went into semi-retirement, although he did return to the studio occasionally.

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194. Alicia Keys has donated to Frum tha Ground Up, a non-profit organization that aids children and teenagers with scholarships.

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195. John Williams used a system of musical hand signals in the film that were based on hand signs created by John Curwen and refined by Zoltan Kodaly.

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196. Orson Welles worked for more than half a year with no compensation.

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197. Condoleezza Rice told Ebony magazine it was a "truly amazing time to be working in the White House", because so much was changing in the Eastern-bloc countries.

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198. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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199. Condoleezza Rice has become increasingly involved in sports, serving on the College Football Playoff selection committee and chairing a commission on college basketball.

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200. Miles Davis took painkillers and cocaine to cope with the pain.

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201. At the age of eight, Les Paul began playing the harmonica.

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202. On June 30, 2018, Alicia Keys spoke at the Families Belong Together protest.

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203. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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204. Ira Gershwin was a joyous listener to the sounds of the modern world.

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205. In 1922, George Balanchine married a 15-year-old ballet student named Tamara Gevergeyeva.

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206. Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1994.

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207. On December 17, 2000, Condoleezza Rice was picked to serve as National Security Advisor and stepped down from her position at Stanford.

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208. In 1998 Elton John reteamed with Rice to write the stage musical Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida, a loose adaptation of the Giuseppe Verdi opera.

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209. In 1966, Orson Welles directed a film for French television, an adaptation of The Immortal Story, by Karen Blixen.

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210. Les Paul saved $2.49 from a newspaper route to buy a Silvertone guitar.

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211. Orson Welles got his first acting gig before he turned 10; he received $25 a day to dress up as Peter Rabbit and stand in the window at Chicago's Marshall Field's department store.

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212. Lou Williams becomes third player in NBA history to score 10,000 bench points.

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213. In January 1948, Les Paul shattered his right arm and elbow in a near-fatal automobile accident on an icy Route 66 west of Davenport, Oklahoma.

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214. Charlie Parker proposed to his wife, Rebecca Ruffin, the same year and the two were married on July 25, 1936.

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215. Nina Simone published her autobiography, I Put a Spell on You, in 1992.

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216. Alicia Keys's recorded a song together with Eve called "Speechless", dedicated to her son.

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217. Condoleezza Rice responded by asking Tenet to give a presentation on the matter to Secretary Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

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218. Alicia Keys is neck-deep in planning what all she'll do as host of this year's Grammy Awards, but she just got a major vote of confidence.

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219. Alicia Keys spent more time in Harlem during her teenage years.

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220. Alicia Keys performed the song on Oprah's show the week prior to the release of her debut album.

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221. Claude Debussy originally studied the piano, but found his vocation in innovative composition, despite the disapproval of the Conservatoire's conservative professors.

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222. In 1985, John Williams was commissioned by NBC to compose a television news music package for various network news spots.

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223. Elton John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1995.

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224. Alicia Keys gave birth to her second child, a son, on December 27, 2014.

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225. Erik Satie was born in Honfleur to a French father and a Scottish mother.

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226. Alicia Keys was expected to make her film debut in late 2003.

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227. In 2001, Condoleezza Rice was staff or board member of The Scowcroft Group according to a report entitled The 2001 Morse Target: Washington's Movers and Shakers on Japan.

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228. In December 2011, Lou Williams claimed his NBA recognition saved him from an armed robbery attempt in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk.

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229. Condoleezza Rice was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee of 1997 on Gender Integrated Training in the US military.

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230. Charlie Parker worked for nine dollars a week as a dishwasher at Jimmie's Chicken Shack, where pianist Art Tatum performed.

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231. Ira Gershwin was influenced by French composers of the early twentieth century.

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232. Alicia Keys is known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, but her full name is Alicia Augello Cook.

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233. Adrian Sutil finished 11th, while Fisichella finished less than a second behind Kimi Raikkonen's race-winning Ferrari.

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234. Condoleezza Rice responded by asking Tenet to give a presentation on the matter to Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

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235. In 1942, Ella Fitzgerald left the band to begin a solo career.

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236. Alicia Keys's recorded a theme song for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

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237. Condoleezza Rice explained that this means moving diplomats out of the "back rooms of foreign ministries" and putting more effort into "localizing" the State Department's diplomatic posture in foreign nations.

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238. In 2003, Condoleezza Rice was drawn into the debate over the affirmative action admissions policy at the University of Michigan.

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239. Ingrid Bergman received another Best Actress nomination for Joan of Arc, an independent film based on the Maxwell Anderson play Joan of Lorraine, produced by Walter Wanger, and initially released through RKO.

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240. In 1991, the 37-year-old Condoleezza Rice was appointed by Governor Wilson to a bipartisan committee to draw new state legislative and congressional districts in California.

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241. Miles Davis reunited with Cawthon and their daughter when they moved to New York City.

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242. In October 2013, Condoleezza Rice was selected to be one of the 13 inaugural members of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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243. Ingrid Bergman left behind an array of wonderful performances in more than 50 movies, including the revered classic Casablanca.

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244. James Cleveland led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, becoming the first player in nearly 50 years to reach the championship round in five consecutive seasons.

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245. Lou Williams accepted a job at the Cafe Society Downtown, started a weekly radio show called Mary Lou Williams's Piano Workshop on WNEW and began mentoring and collaborating with younger bebop musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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246. In January 1935, Ella Fitzgerald won the chance to perform for a week with the Tiny Bradshaw band at the Harlem Opera House.

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247. George Balanchine came to New York City on 18 October 1933; the School of American Ballet opened on New Year's Day 1934.

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248. In 1989, while Condoleezza Rice was teaching at Stanford, she received a call.

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249. Jeff Goldblum made his stage debut when he was 18 years old, while studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse.

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250. In 1992, Elton John was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

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251. Condoleezza Rice continues to publish her scholarly work and writes editorials for magazines such as Time, and newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times.

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252. In 1975, Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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253. Elton John started wearing glasses to copy one of his idols, Buddy Holly.

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254. Orson Welles continued editing the film into the early 1970s.

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255. In October 1969, Miles Davis was shot at five times while in his car with one of his two lovers, Marguerite Eskridge.

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256. The book sold over US$500,000 and Alicia Keys made The New York Times bestseller list in 2005.

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257. Jeff Goldblum has now performed at venues such as London's Cadogan Hall.

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258. Orson Welles appeared in Ten Days' Wonder, co-starring with Anthony Perkins and directed by Claude Chabrol, based on a detective novel by Ellery Queen.

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259. Alicia Keys is set to co-produce the Broadway premiere of Stick Fly, which was scheduled to open in December 2011.

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260. James Cleveland has participated in the NBA Finals in each of the past eight seasons, and his teams have reached the playoffs 13 consecutive seasons, a streak he does not intend to break.

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261. Orson Welles narrated Swiss Family Robinson while waiting for another project to evolve.

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262. In some ways, Condoleezza Rice interviewing with Browns made sense, but in most ways, it didn't.

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263. Adrian Sutil missed the last two rounds of the 2005 Euroseries after joining A1 Team Germany for the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series.

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264. John Williams never met Fiedler in person but spoke with him by telephone.

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265. Les Paul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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266. Erik Satie was an unruly student but showed some predilection for music.

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267. George Balanchine described it as "the turning point in my life".

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268. Lou Williams drives the lane and throws up an off-balance shot while getting fouled to tie the Warriors in overtime, leading to a Clippers' win.

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269. Condoleezza Rice worked to create a new policy for dealing with longtime Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein .

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270. Ira Gershwin began his career as a song plugger in New York's Tin Pan Alley.

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271. Claude Debussy attended two concerts of Rimsky-Korsakov's music, conducted by the composer.

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272. Ray Charles was married twice and had 12 children with ten different women.

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273. Ira Gershwin recorded an abridged version of Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1924, soon after the world premiere.

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274. Condoleezza Rice has consistently been a supporter of Israel, and has defended Israel's right to protect itself in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict and in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

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275. In November 2006, Alicia Keys joined David Bowie for what would turn out to be his final live performance at a fundraising event in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where they sang a three-song set which included "Changes".

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276. In 1985, Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".

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277. Nina Simone spent the next two years playing small dates and then moved to Paris where in 1978 she recorded the album, Baltimore, for a small, independent label.

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278. John Williams delivered a grand symphonic score in the fashion of Richard Strauss, Antonin Dvorak, and Golden Age Hollywood composers Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

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279. Condoleezza Rice started learning French, music, figure skating and ballet at age three.

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280. Charlie Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career on the road with Jay McShann.

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281. Condoleezza Rice offered humanitarian aid to the country during a visit to England.

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282. John Williams is currently attached to score the fifth Indiana Jones film.

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283. In 2018, Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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284. James Cleveland will look to get the Lakers back on the right track when they host James Harden and the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center.

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285. On December 17, 2000, Condoleezza Rice was named as National Security Advisor and stepped down from her position at Stanford.

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286. Condoleezza Rice serves on various boards including Dropbox, C3 and Makena Capital.

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287. Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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288. Ray Charles decided to leave Jacksonville and move to a bigger city with more opportunities.

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289. George Balanchine was invited to America in 1933 by a young arts patron named Lincoln Kirstein, and together they founded the School of American Ballet.

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290. Miles Davis persuaded Coltrane to play with the group on one final European tour in the spring of 1960.

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291. Condoleezza Rice has more than 10 honorary degrees from various universities across the United States.

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292. In 1968 Orson Welles began filming a TV special for CBS under the title Orson's Bag, combining travelogue, comedy skits and a condensation of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice with Welles as Shylock.

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293. In 1937, at the age of 21, Ingrid Bergman married dentist Petter Aron Lindstrom; the couple had a daughter, Friedel Pia Lindstrom (born 20 September 1938).

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294. Nina Simone was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

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295. In 1979, Ray Charles was one of the first musicians born in the state to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

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296. Condoleezza Rice's described affirmative action as being "still needed", but she does not support quotas.

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297. In late 2006, Eric Johnson switched from recording in analog to digital format.

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298. In 1978, Ingrid Bergman played in Ingmar Ingrid Bergman's Autumn Sonata, for which she received her 7th—and final—Academy Award nomination.

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299. Charlie Parker died on March 12, 1955, in the suite of his friend and patroness Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter at the Stanhope Hotel in New York City, while watching The Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show on television.

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300. In 1936, Lionel Hampton joined forces with Benny Goodman to become a member of the first racially integrated jazz group.

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301. Condoleezza Rice represented the United States in the negotiation of the diplomatic initiative.

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302. In 1944, Orson Welles wrote the first-draft script of Monsieur Verdoux, a film that he intended to direct.

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303. Benny Goodman spent six months performing on Let's Dance, and during that time he recorded six more Top Ten hits for Columbia.

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304. Ira Gershwin was not the only white musician of the period who was interested in the new musical forms coming out of African American culture.

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305. In November 1935 Benny Goodman accepted an invitation to play in Chicago at the Joseph Urban Room at the Congress Hotel.

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306. George Balanchine died in New York City on April 30, 1983.

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307. Around this time, Elton John publicly announced that he was bisexual.

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308. In 1952 Lou Williams accepted an offer to perform in England and ended up staying in Europe for two years.

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309. John Williams composed the score for eight of the top twenty highest-grossing films at the US box office.

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310. Ingrid Bergman was the President of the Jury at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.

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311. Miles Davis credited Tyson with helping his recovery, which involved exercise, piano playing, and visits to spas.

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312. Erik Satie was born at Honfleur in Normandy; his childhood home there is open to the public.

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313. Orson Welles became executive producer at the theatre and earned praise from the actors he and Houseman employed.

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314. Ira Gershwin contributed to the Schuyler Greene and Louis Silvers score of "Fascination", from the picture of the same name.

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315. In 1945, Lou Williams composed the Zodiac Suite, a 12-movement work based on an astrological theme.

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316. Ira Gershwin lived with his wife on the fourth floor.

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317. Jeff Goldblum made a guest appearance on Sesame Street in 1990 as Bob's long-lost brother Minneapolis, in a sketch where Big Bird's friend Snuffleupagus had "the golden cabbage of Snuffertiti" hidden in his cave.

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318. Elton John worked with lyricist Gary Osborne for his 1978 release A Single Man, and in 1977 he realized his dream of recording with legendary Philadelphia soul producer Thom Bell.

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319. Nina Simone got "Nina Simone" from a nickname given to her by a boyfriend, and "Simone" from a French actress called Simone Signoret.

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320. Orson Welles supplemented Reichenbach's footage with much new additional material, drawing on his own fakes, such as the The War of the Worlds broadcast and his love of magic.

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321. Elton John is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

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322. Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas.

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323. Miles Davis became the band's musical director, which involved hiring musicians and scheduling rehearsal.

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324. In November 1977, Elton John announced he was retiring from performing; Taupin began collaborating with others.

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325. Miles Davis collaborated with a number of figures from the British post-punk and new wave movements during this period, including Scritti Politti.

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326. At the ceremony, Orson Welles screened two scenes from the nearly finished The Other Side of the Wind.

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327. Charlie Parker dropped out of school at age sixteen to pursue a career in music.

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328. Ira Gershwin enjoyed playing games and roller-skating with his friends in the city streets.

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329. In 1985, Alicia Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party".

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