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The Madame Walker Theater is one of the surviving iconic buildings on Indiana Avenue.
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March 28, 2012 Indiana Avenue, the "main stem" of the city's black community, hosted master musicians nightly.
January 9, 2009 Before his death in December 2008, jazz legend Freddie Hubbard spoke with NPR's Tony Cox about his life's triumphs and regrets, as well as his world-famous catalog of recordings. The renowned trumpeter died of complications from a heart attack at the age of 70. This is one of the last recorded interviews with Hubbard.
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December 30, 2008 Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Freddie Hubbard has died at the age of 70. He collaborated with such greats as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. Hubbard had been hospitalized since a heart attack last month.
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Freddie Hubbard on the cover of First Light.
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July 29, 2008 For all the jazz albums to be universally hailed as classics, many more deserve to be recognized as such. Here, arranger and Grammy-winning record producer Bob Belden picks five slept-on jazz classics.
August 11, 2001 Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was on top of the jazz world during the '60s and '70s. But personal setbacks left him unable to play and took him out of the limelight and off the stage. Hubbard died on Dec. 29, but in this story from 2001, he talked about attempting a comeback with an album called New Colors.
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August 1, 2001 In 1964, Miles Davis recruited saxophonist Wayne Shorter from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. This album captures the duo during this important time. Shorter went on to become Davis' most prolific composer, writing classics such as "Prince of Darkness" and "Nefertiti."
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