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Essentially Ellington

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The “World Series” of high school jazz is taking place right now at New York’s Lincoln Center. And one of the finalists in the Essentially Ellington competition is from Southlake, Texas. KERA talked to the young musicians at Carroll Senior High School about getting ready for the big show.


In today’s All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom:

Fort Worth veterinarian Lou Tierce was at a hearing in Austin after facing animal cruelty charges last month. Doualy Xaykaothao follows a group of high-schoolers competing in the “Super Bowl” of high school jazz competitions. Also, Eric Aasen shares a bit of little-known Texas history: the story behind some of the state’s strangest town names. And Bonnie & Clyde may have been a bust on Broadway, but WaterTower Theatre will revive the musical for its fall season.