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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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  • 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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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On Friday, February 10th, 2006 Patti Austin & the Count Basie Orchestra will perform a benefit concert: For Ella: A Musical Tribute to the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald at Carnegie Hall. The proceeds will go to Building with Books and the New York Therapeutic Riding Centers. This concert is part of The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series, promoting the health, education, and welfare of children through out the world.

Ticket prices: $45-$200

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