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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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  • 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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  •  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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Hart Wheeler

Born December 22, 1921

Died June 10, 2005

Hartland (Hart) Wheeler was born in Toronto, Canada and had been a professional jazz musician since he was 18 years old. His main influences were Benny Goodman (clarinet) and Ben Webster (tenor sax).

Hart served in the Royal Canadian Air Force Band in World War Two. Hart guested several times for TV/movie director Norman Jewison on his CBC TV series "The Denny Vaughn Show."

He played with the legendary J …