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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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  • 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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BEVELED FACETS is an enjoyable, lively Latin jazz journey, filled with the piano stylings of pianist/composer Ruben Gutierrez! A master of different styles, the piano work …
This installment in Candela's Salsa Mundo series features European artists interpreting Afro-Cuban dance music with consistently interesting results. Ranging from the fusio…
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Long before world music was even conceptualized or Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan made Latin music a hot commodity, Henry ?Pucho? Brown was kicking it with his Latin Soul …
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