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Late Dora Akunyili's daughter, Njideka Crosby wins the 2015 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize

The Late Dora Akunyili’s daughter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby has won the 2015 tenth annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize.

The Studio Museum in Harlem made the announcement on Monday, October 26, revealing that it was bestowing its Wein Prize to the Nigerian-born painter who has lived and worked in the United States for many years. 218 more words

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MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 4-VINYL EDITION

MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 4-VINYL EDITION.

It was in 1954, that Elaine Lorillard and her husband Louis founded the Newport Jazz Festival. 3,554 more words

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MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 4.

MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 4.

It was in 1954, that Elaine Lorillard and her husband Louis founded the Newport Jazz Festival. Elaine’s love affair with jazz began in 1943.  3,536 more words

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Honored that Newport Jazz Fest producer George Wein cited my DownBeat review

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Thanks-For-A-Wonderful-Festival.html?soid=110152317890v5&aid=5qEeIoHm9ms.

The item below is from Mr. Wein’s blog, “The Wein Machine.”  Thanks to Carolyn McClair Public Relations for the heads-up.

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More than 23,100 music lovers turned out July 31 – August 2 for the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. 370 more words

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Harlem’s Studio Museum Acquires Monumental Artwork by Rising Star Sam Levi Jones

The Studio Museum, which concentrates its focus on artists of African descent, has decided to acquire two of the three artworks in its current show Samuel Levi Jones: Unbound. 311 more words

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New Orleans Music Playlist Episode 1

Segment 1

Featured performer Robin Barnes- Pieces
Gal Holiday and Honky Tonk Revue- Broke Down and Broke
A conversation with Trombone Shorty in Treme

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Jazz for the Living and the Dead at Woodlawn Cemetery

Last night I had the chance to see the graves of some jazz greats and then hear their music played live.  I took the 4 train to the end of the line to hear the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra play a free concert in Woodlawn Cemetery.   632 more words

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