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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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  • 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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Mary Ellen Malloy

Mary Ellen Malloy

IT’S NOT THE HEAT, IT’S THE TAB

It’s a cold dark evening in Colorado, the onset of winter approaching and the temperature hovering around 16 degrees. Heat and thrill seekers from all over Denver and beyond came to Herman’s Hideaway, www.hermanshideaway.com, Friday and Saturday nights to experience the scorching guitar licks from the legendary Tab Benoit and to celebrate Herman’s 26th anniversary. It is darker earlier now, and there is a full moon. Tab has a new CD out, "M

Vail Jazz Foundations’ 9th Annual Labor Day Jazz Festival Weekend Party was as well orchestrated as a symphony. This elegant event was conducted by the VJF’s ensemble of volunteers and was hosted by Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, the "jazziest resort in Vail". Composed of many world- renowned jazz musicians and in celebration of Colorado’s 40th year of the weekend jam tradition, jazz buffs merely had to show up to be uplifted. This year’s harmonious arrangements and repertoire of artists was well pu