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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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  • 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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Jabari Warfield

Jabari Warfield

Gospel Jazz is fast gaining credibility as a musical genre to be reckoned with, and saxophonist Ron Brown's "Jazz In The Spirit" concert this past July helped to certify its musical strength. Over 1400 people filled Greater Bethany Community Church in Los Angeles as Ron Brown, Kirk Whalum and guitarist Doc Powell brought their powerful musicianship and even more moving testimony. All three performers have recorded together over the past decade, and the crowd was treated to classic duets; Brown a