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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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Kimberly Soenen

Kimberly Soenen

The Matt Geraghty Project is not only setting a standard in the performing arts for effective community outreach, but also offering a savvy solution to the many musicians throughout the city who find rehearsal space to be both a financial and logistical challenge.

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In search of meaningful volunteer work, Chicago bassist and composer Matt Geraghty first visited Deborah's Place in December of 2003. He selected this women's shelter after researching different programs where he could …