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On His Birthday, a Nod to Duke Ellington

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On His Birthday, a Nod to Duke Ellington

On His Birthday, a Nod to Duke Ellington

On His Birthday, a Nod to Duke Ellington

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News and Notes remembers Duke Ellington, who would have been 108 on Sunday, with a bit of his music.

FARAI CHIDEYA, host:

(Soundbite of music)

CHIDEYA: And now a different kind of tribute. This Sunday marks the birth of jazz legend Duke Ellington. He was born April 29th, 1899, in Washington, D.C. So we thought we'd end the show by putting you in a sentimental mood.

(Soundbite of song "In A Sentimental Mood")

CHIDEYA: I'm Farai Chideya. This is NEWS & NOTES.

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