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Remembering Duke Ellington's 105th Birthday

Band leader, composer, arranger and consummate showman Duke Ellington would have been 105 years old Thursday. NPR's Allison Keyes remembers the man who once said, "I live with music."

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Allison Keyes is an award-winning journalist with almost 20 years of experience in print, radio, and television. She has been reporting for NPR's national desk since October 2005. Her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday.