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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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  • 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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Cheryl Hughey

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The Global Village Orchestra is an eclectic blend of musicians from Senegal, Turkey, China/Uiguria, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Moroko and Iran. The cultural blend of so…
Combining tradition with a stylish influence, Maria de Barros brings a fresh approach to Cape Verdean Music. Her debut CD, "Nha Mundo (My World)," is a vibrant tribute to t…
It isn’t too often that you come across a record that totally captivates your attention. Upon first hearing "Y’all Just Don’t Know" by Dapp Theory, I was du…
Saxist Carla Marciano evokes the spirit of John Coltrane in Trane’s Groove. Playing within the quartet setting, Marciano sets a tone that is both graceful and origin…
Cozy up to the fire with trumpeter Chris Botti in December. Putting a creative spin on your favorite tunes, Botti is backed up by a tight band that grooves. A…
Hank Roberts, Wiggy Dog Boy, in "The Truth and Reconciliation Show" is a mishmash of sounds and textures. Once I pushed past the first couple of songs, I did…

The presentation of your image is just as important as the quality of the music. One of the key ways in introducing your new CD to journalists and radio is through the use of a one-page.

A one-page serves as a combination press release/bio for the new CD. It tells the world what the music is about and how to contact the artist. If you’re not mailing a one-page with every CD, you are missing a key component in your marketing plan. Journalists and radio stat …

Perhaps no two other artists have played with more jazz legends that pianists Monty Alexander and Les McCann. Born in Jamaica, Alexander would meld ska with traditional jazz to collaborate with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli, Freddy Cole, Kevin Mahogany and many others. While McCann’s associations with Ray Charles Count Basie, Zoot Sims, Charlie Byrd, Lou Rawls, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington and garnere …

Jazz guitarist Lage Lund, a Norwegian native, lives in NY and has just won first place, a $20,000 award at the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition, hosted by Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Jr. (Chairman of the Board of the Thelonious Monk Institute) and Billy Dee Williams at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on September 19th. The competition shines a spotlight on the jazz leaders of tomorrow. It has helped to launch the careers of such renown artists as vocalists …

News sources have cited that jazz legend Michael Brecker is suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome and a stem cell donor of Eastern European Jewish is urgently needed. Donor drive information below:

Sunday, October 30th
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL
8339 Old York Road
Elikins Park, PA