Edward Kennedy " Duke " Ellington April 29, — May 24, was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra , which he led from until his death over a career spanning more than six decades. Born in Washington, D. In the s, his orchestra toured in Europe. Although widely considered a pivotal figure in the history of jazz , Ellington embraced the phrase "beyond category" as a liberating principle and referred to his music as part of the more general category of American Music.
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In this quick guide to Paris by Arrondissement, you will find all that you need to know about the Arrondissements of Paris Paris Districts. Paris Arrondissements, what are they? The Arrondissements of Paris are administrative divisions. Paris is divided into 20 Paris Arrondissements or Paris districts. In each District of Paris, there is a town hall Mairie and a mayor Maire , as well as elected officials, a council, a politician, and so on.
While "strictly" gay and lesbian bars and clubs are now smaller in number, giving way to a large number of queer-owned, friendly establishments that welcome a mixed, hip crowd, there's something to be found for any traveler, whatever your preferred style. The Marais neighborhood , in the center of Paris on the right bank , remains the hub for gay culture and nights out, but gay-friendly bars and clubs continue to sprout up around the city, keeping the scene vibrant. We've put together a selection of picks for a fabulous night out.
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