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Why Armstrong, Sinatra and Crosby all had mob connections: ‘Get yourself the biggest gangster’

When jazz was born in the brothels of New Orleans in the early 20th century, its parents were musicians and mobsters. Author T.J. English’s latest book, “Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld,” which comes out on Aug. 2, explains why jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra flourished within mob empires headed by the likes of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, John T. “Legs” Diamond and Charles “Lucky” Luciano. “Jazz began at the end of a long sustained period of lynching after the Emancipation Proclamation,” English told The Post, speaking from his Manhattan home where he has lived for...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Clinton singer to salute Sinatra at three free concerts

Musical fate came knocking recently for singer Travis Hosette of Clinton. Well-known Quad Cities bandleader Josh Duffee needed a quick substitute for a big-band singer who had to bow out of upcoming concerts in Muscatine, Sterling and Moline. Hosette — a 46-year-old crooner who loves singing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) — fit the bill.
MUSCATINE, IA
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Sinatra tribute band at Marble Falls Summer Concert

The free Marble Falls Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 15, with Brian Anthony & The Lucky 7, a Frank Sinatra tribute band. Damon Beierle of Double Eagle Entertainment was back again to chat up the show. The series is put on by the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department.
MARBLE FALLS, TX