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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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Bobby Darin Live! at the Desert Inn was originally recorded in 1971 and it shows off what an outstanding performer Bobby Darin was. Darin could sing just about anything …
Watching this live footage of drumming god, Bill Bruford and the exceptionally talented Dutch keyboardist Michiel Borstlap in action, signifies exhilaration personified.…
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One of the most innovative string groups, and certainly a groundbreaker, the Turtle Island String Quartet opened the way for improvisation as they performed arrangements of…
These side were originally recorded in Paris in 1949 (Hawks) and 1950 (Rabbits). The five Hawkins sides use French sidemen (except K. Clarke) and are ALL RIGHT. But the Hod…
Someone who loves eugene pao??If someone loves him, you must try this album.It is one of the greatest fusion CDs out of Hong Kong....…
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