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Jody Sings

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R&B artist Jody Watley (“Don’t You Want Me,” “Looking For a New Love,”) sets the state on fire at the “Philadelphia Soul Explosion” Benefit Concert, an intimate event held recently in Los Angeles at The Mint.

Hard Bop Legend Roy Haynes to Keep Time in Cerritos

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By Taylor Jordan

Roy Haynes, who would also become a legend in his own time, enjoyed a musical education that most instrumentalists even today could only dream of, wistfully. The days, nights and years Haynes spent in the drum chair for seminal jazz pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker from the late 1940s to the early 1950s were enviable for musicians at the time.

White Suffers Stroke - Family States “He’ll Be Fine”

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Los angeles

(AP) Barry White is ''in great spirits'' as he recovers from a stroke that affected his speech and the right side of his body, his daughter says.

Queen Latifah Named Entertainer of the Year

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Queen Latifah will be named “Entertainer of the Year,” an honor awarded through an Essence readers poll.

Bennett Blends Spirituality, Melody for Playboy Pasadena Fest

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By Taylor Jordan

It was a tenor type of day for reedman Cal Bennett. The Houston native, another in the amazing school of Texas tenors, also plays the alto and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe and piano. But he let’s the musical mood of the moment pick the saxophone he plays for each gig.


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