Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder of Blackstone Group LP, sold stationery as a Yale undergraduate, making enough money to buy a stereo, on which he played the Four Tops and the Beatles, he recalled the other night at a reception for the Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships.
Henry “Hank” Jones, a jazz pianist who over seven decades played with Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker , accompanied singer Ella Fitzgerald and more recently teamed with saxophonist Joe Lovano , has died. He was 91.
Lena Horne , the jazz singer who broke color barriers in Hollywood and fought for civil rights during a seven-decade career that took her from the Cotton Club in Harlem to Hollywood and the Broadway stage, has died. She was 92.
San Francisco’s Nob Hill, the posh neighborhood overlooking downtown and the bay, may continue to be left out of a thriving market for hotel sales in the city as investors focus on the area surrounding the convention center.
In the four years since Lindsay Pettingill moved near Howard University in Washington, D.C., she has seen the growing mark of young newcomers like herself: The booming farmers’ market, the Macintosh laptops at the café, even the occasional Red Sox cap when the team comes to town.