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...Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. In 1904, 100 years ago, jazz musician, singer and composer Thomas "Fats" Waller was born in New York City. He died in 1943 at the age of 39). In 1999, Presidential friend and fund-raiser Yah...
Cyrus Chestnut's undeniable outpouring of joy

It was often said of jazz pianist Fats Waller (1904-1943) that his spirit was so effusive, he...Chestnut said. "I'm listening to anything from Fats Waller to Glenn Gould to Isaac Hayes and Nina Simone. So...
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Juneau Jazz & Classics gets legendary

...musicians. The trio - with Jeff Hamilton on drums and Marty Eggers playing bass - also takes inspiration from the likes of Fats Waller and Eubie Blake. "We're not really engaged in trying to be nostalgic," Thompson said. "What we're trying to...
Jack Black is up to no good ... again

...Passaic, N.J., the setting for the story, as an extra. The Blu-ray version adds more, including a segment on Fats Waller, whom co-star Danny Glover's character idolizes, plus a conversation with Black and director Michel Gondry. DVD...


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