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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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  • 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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  •  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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Hear the sounds of New Orleans at the 24TH Annual Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival, Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27th at Rainbow Lagoon Park, 11:30 a.m. 8:00 p.m.  Throughout the weekend New Orleans and Louisiana comes alive with: Cajun, Zydeco and Blues music on two stages.  This year’s Bayou Stage features Geno Delafose, T-Broussard, Mark St. Mary

Blues and jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison returns to the stage in the play Howlin’ Blues and Dirty Dogs, about the life and times of legendary blues singer Big Mama Thornton. Enjoying a sold-out five week run at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood last summer, this play of music, dancing, comedy and drama re-opens on Thursday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. at th

Timbrando, (Portuguese for "making a tone" or "sounding," related to the word "timbre") the Meridian Arts Ensemble’s ninth CD on Channel Classics, is a cross cultural "travelogue" of music the group collected while on tour in Latin and South America and the U.S. Several pieces were commissioned for their visit to the 1997 Subtropics Festival in Miami, including "Timbrando" by Hermeto Pascoal, "En par de los levantes de la aurora" by

Timbrando, the Meridian Arts Ensemble’s ninth CD, will be released August 12th on Channel Classics. The appropriately titled CD (Portuguese for "making a tone" or "sounding," related to the word "timbre") is a cross cultural "travelogue" of music the group collected while on tour in Latin and South America and the U.S. Several pieces were commissioned for their visit to the 1997 Subtropics Festival in Miami, including "Timbrando" by Her

"The music on Volume II is a continuation of music I began to write after my move to Woodstock. There is something in that area for me (for a lot of people) of a deep timelessness, where all is not comfortable, but rich in experience all the same. I was frequently moved to write songs that made me feel as if I was on a train in the middle of the night not knowing where I was being taken, or days walking through deep forests where, what was in the forest was so alive and magical, o

Noted for its arrangements and recordings (with the composer's approval) of Frank Zappa's material, the Meridian Arts Ensemble approaches its eighth CD Brink (Channel Classics) with commissioned concert-length works from cutting edge composers Elliott Sharp, David Sanford and Nick Didkovsky. Channel Classics will release Brink on August 8, 2006.

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