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Soul Retrospective: George Benson

In 1954, George Benson (then known as Little Georgie) released a single for RCA called “She Makes Me Mad.” The multi-talented guitarist/singer started as a child prodigy and honed his craft on the ukulele and later, the guitar. By 1961, […]

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Soul Retrospective: Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau is one of the rare singers to attain success in jazz, pop and R&B in even measure. Jarreau's career started with appearances


Q&A: Al Jarreau—Musical Moments 201

At 75 years young, legendary singer Al Jarreau has more energy than most. However, after speaking with for an extended period of time,

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Q&A: Alexander Zonjic—Going the Distance

The star-studded Shoreline Jazz Festival, which emanates from Heritage Landing on the shores of Lake Michigan, kicked off successfully last August.

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My Favorite Soul Train Memory: All-Star Compilation Volume 1

Soul Train was a remarkable opportunity for the recording artists who graced its stage, allowing them to be seen by an impressionable television audience open


The Gap: Part III–The Finale

There was a gap, a short distance separating Janelle Monae from the audience at Justin’s Restaurant & Bar. It was a Sunday night talent showcase


Q&A: Al Jarreau – Musical Moments 101

It is 1:45AM in Eastern Europe, and 72 year-old multi-Grammy-winning singer Al Jarreau has gotten his second wind. The living legend, born Alwin Lopez Jarreau in Milwaukee, WI,

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