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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.

Latin Jazz Jam Hits Conga Room

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Washington (NNPA)

Combining romance and rhythm, the unique salsa styling of Yari Moré Y Su Orquestra will entice the audience when the Playboy Jazz Festival presents a free jazz concert on Sunday, May 18th at Hollywood’s Conga Room. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Dancing and the show will begin at 9 p.m.

A Bold New Look For Essence!

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ESSENCE magazine celebrates its 33rd anniversary with a brand new look and exciting new content. With the May 2003 issue, the premier lifestyle publication for African-American women will feature a fresh redesign, bolder display type and a simple, classy look—and will put directly before its more than eight million loyal readers the critical information they need most and have come to rely on from ESSENCE.

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