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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Publicity@Basinstreetrecords

Publicity@Basinstreetrecords

Kermit Ruffins will appear on Wednesday, November 7th at 1am Central Time (actually Thursday early morning) on the TV series "Half Baked" produced by the Burlybear Network and syndicated on WTBS.

More information at http://www.burlybear.com/shows/halfbaked/index.html.

Half Baked airs on WTBS each week at 1am CDT Wednesdays (Actually Thursday early morning) and at midnight CDT on Thursdays (actually Friday early morning) and features various artists in a cooking/interview/perform …
Report from JVC Newport Jazz Festival

Listen to what James Gillis of the Newport Daily News said in his August 13, 2001 review of the granddaddy of all jazz festivals. "the most memorable act for this writer was the New Orleans-based Los Hombres Calientes...This group tore it up on the second stage...This was arguably the hottest show on any stage." Other artists he was comparing included Diana Krall, Ray Charles, Chuck Mangione, Natalie Cole, Roy Hargrove, Dave Brubeck,Wayne Sho …