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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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H. Allen Williams

H. Allen Williams

Dreams, we all have them, but what are they and what do they mean? Many experts disagree on exactly what the purpose of our dreams is and how they relate to our awakened…
The word modern is defined as: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that rejects traditionally accepted or sancti…
The 1990’s and beyond have been dubbed the "decades of the brain," as technology and research continually allows scientists to explain how the brain functions as never b…
When is the last time you smiled or laughed? Research on the effects of smiling has shown that a smiling person is judged to be more pleasant, attractive, sincere, socia…
Anjani Thomas along with the renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, have compiled a listening experience that will surely appeal to fans of Norah Jones or Di…
What is our purpose here on earth? In a world of instantaneous gratification, seldom do we stop and really ponder such a poignant and long term question. Vibraphonist an…
Starting about fifteen years ago the jazz community felt a resurgence of retrospective reflection on the jazz of the 60’s and the years leading up to that era of jazz ex…
Sometimes where the music is played is just as important as the music being played. The walls at Bakers Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, the world’s oldest jazz club in the w…
As any good movie buff knows the soundtrack makes the movie. Composers know that music is one of the most powerful ways to play on a person’s emotions. Take a moment to …
At the Six Flags amusement park near Atlanta, GA, a ride called the Wheelie speeds each smiling, screaming and sometimes nauseous passenger in a circular motion purely f…
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