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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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Wayne Shorter

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Charlie Parker- "Repetition" (with strings): I chose that because he was going into the future. He was starting to become one of the innovators and he continued going forward. This is an example of Charlie Parker moving forward with other instruments beyond the quartet using strings and orchestras

Dizzy Gillespie - "Things to come": that has a perfect announcement of things to come and music revolution It was a confirmation that the musical pioneers were arriving.

Bud Powell- "Glass Encl …