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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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From Memphis, Tennessee, Ralph Lofton Jr.; a musician/artist/producer/writer/entrepreneur and an anointed man of God. He learned to play music at the age of nine on a piano…
This is not your typical gospel record. It’s not 1965, its 2005, and as you are aware there is a world of difference in all genres of music in the age we live in. Terry Myr…
To understand the essence of Emerge, a group hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, take one part gospel and then add the essence of smooth jazz to get a cl…
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was one of the most truly gifted stage performers of the twentieth century. He was a talented athlete, a brilliant student (valedictorian of his 19…
The story of jazz saxophonist Todd Williams is truly one of a kind. He grew up in Saint Louis, playing in the University City High School Jazz Band during the early 1980…
You know that roof-raising black church soul shouting the movies are always trying to reenact? Well, they’ve got the real thing going on at Times Square Church in downto…
New Christmas Musical Co-Directed By Legendary Saxophonist Todd Williams While employed by Wynton Marsalis, saxophonist Todd Williams played jazz which symboli…
It was about a year ago that the NorthernBlues Gospel Allstars album Saved was reviewed on these pages. That release made me aware of some fine voices …
While Lightyear Music places Joye B. Moore's music in the "Gospel" category, the young vocalist prefers her own definition, "urban inspiration." Ms. Moore draws from…
The first thing that is eye popping about this three CD package (also available individually) is the vastly different musical styles covered. Awant Entertainment’s goal is …
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