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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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  • 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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Sharon Douglas

Sharon Douglas

Tuesday November 20,2001. Mr.Payne,who now resides in New Jersey,will be joined by his sister Cavril Payne,the Jazz Vocalist for a long overdue re-union. Cecil mentioned that he plan's to play everything from "Bach to Bop"! "I haven't been downtown in a while, I have a lot of good friend's in the Village". Cecil will be bringing copies of his recently released CD on the Delmark label, "CHIC BOOM"."I'm getting ready to make a CD with my sister, I think I'll call it Sibling Rivalry." "I'm going to …