Trombonist and composer Delfeo Marsalis, center, rehearses with actor Kenneth Brown, Jr., foreground, for his upcoming performance based on WIlliam Shakespeare and big band greats Duke Ellington and ... more 
Trombonist and composer Delfeo Marsalis, center, rehearses with actor Kenneth Brown, Jr., foreground, for his upcoming performance based on WIlliam Shakespeare and big band greats Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. On Thursday, he opens a 36-city tour in his hometown of New Orleans and brings his interpretation of their musical suite, "Such Sweet Thunder," with an original theatrical production called, "Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak." less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 11:48 PM EST