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

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Taylor Swift's latest album, Reputation, is currently sitting atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Considering the elaborate promotional campaign it received leading up to its Nov.

Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

The largest of the suits names 450 plaintiffs. Among those being sued are MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay resort; Live Nation, organizer of the country music festival at which 58 people were killed; and the estate of Stephen Paddock, the shooter.

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Country star Mel Tillis died yesterday after a long illness. He was 85. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN says the prolific songwriter's road to fame wasn't an easy one.

Stile Antico is a 13-member a cappella choir based in London. These young, fresh-faced singers have already racked up some impressive awards for their recordings — mainly of intricately woven music from the Renaissance.

We featured trumpeter Idrees Sulieman (Leonard Graham) spinning recordings through out his career. Including a new release of material previously unissued from 1959 (4 American Jazz Musicans in Tangier), also recordings under his name from the Steeplechase label. And sessions that he played on with Coleman Hawkins, Randy Weston, Don Byas, Eric Dolphy and Max Roach. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay featured the work of acoustic bassist Ransom Knowling including his work with Elmore James, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Big Bill Broonzy and John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson. He also debuted the new CDs from the Corey Dennison Band,  Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters along with a new re-issue from Johnny Nicholas. 

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