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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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LOS ANGELES - The nation's leading jazz and blues radio station is changing its call letters.

KLON-FM (88.1) will be known as KKJZ-FM (88.1), effective Friday, August 9. The station's position on the FM dial, 88.1, and its programming are unchanged.

"We wanted call letters that accurately reflect the best jazz and blues radio programming in the country," KKJZ-FM General Manager Judy Jankowski said. "KKJZ remains joyfully committed to its mission of preserving and sharing the truly Americ …