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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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  • 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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  •  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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Gentle Giant lead vocalist/saxophonist Derek Schulman is celebrating this phenomenal ‘70s progressive-rock band’s legacy with 35th anniversary edition CDs of the origina…
Often there is a direct exchange of concepts between black writers and jazz. Some of the novels include references to the power of the music, and the music receives inspira…
West Coast guitarist Carl Weingarten is a colorist who blends an enviable technique with gobs of emotive sentiment and subtly designed electronic effects. On this endeav…
Ahh, the mood. The Frank & Joe Show 66 2/3 fills the heart with a musical assortment showcasing the dynamite skills and personalities of the artists involved celebra…
Parallel Mind is a Chicago based progressive rock trio whose music fits nicely into the niche of "Third Stream" jazz. All compositions are by band members Nad…
Well, I was invited to go to a concert at Birdland on 44th Street in Manhattan to a group of jazz female saxophone performers plus guitars and piano which was a celebration…
With the unseasonably cool South Texas Spring of 2005 comes, "Bloom", the long awaited Favored Nations release of legendary guitarist, Eric Johnson’s first full band album …
Van Morrison’s impact has not faltered one iota from my perspective, especially after listening to his new album Magic Time. I do not claim to be an avid fan of his cata…
Helmut Lipsky possesses a long resume describing his work as a professional composer and violinist, the result of having recorded numerous CD’s of various descriptions, com…
This album fills the air with sadness. Lois Deloatch has created a outlet for some obviously devastating things that have occurred in her life. She expresses quite eloquent…