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This DVD isn't 'It' but it is compelling

Riffs examines documentary Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of The King of Pop plus DVD releases from Jason Aldean and Willie Nelson More
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Riffs: Ray Charles’ latest reissue hits ‘The Road’

Charles and new producer Sid Feller collaborated on 12 tunes that had ties to different states. More
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Sly Foxx

It's his singing that Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx will showcase Saturday night at the Sommet Center. More

Jazz, blues stars headline Jefferson Street festival

This free music festival a reminder of the street’s prominence in black history and culture from the 40s through the early ‘60s, when numerous theaters, nightclubs along with family-owned businesses all thrived.   More
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RIFFS: Classic Ray Charles 'Country' discs polished and reissued

In 1962, when Ray Charles gave hit country songs a swing/big band interpretation, critics feared he'd alienate his fans. Instead, he brought new audiences to country and himself. More
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Writers in the Round original returns to Bluebird

Craig Bickhardt helped create an institution at the Bluebird Cafe, and he'll reprise his role in a show Tuesday night. More
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Spin Factor

Genius: The Ultimate Collection by Ray Charles Defying Gravity by Keith Urban Tonight by Franz Ferdinand Abraham Lincoln Portraits by Nashville Symphony/Leonard Slatkin Oh Happy Day: All-Star Musical Celebration by Various artists More
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