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Tony Allen Pays Tribute To Art Blakey On New Studio Album

Blue Note Records has announced the May 19 th digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP, which is a preview of the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer’s forthcoming first album for Blue Note, currently scheduled for release in autumn 2017, Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey. 177 more words

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NBA Cowboy Call-Ups: Smart shines as season winds to an end

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Marcus Smart, guard, Boston Celtics (10.6 ppg, 4.5 ast, 3.9 reb)

Marcus Smart played well last week, as he recorded numbers well above his season averages. 175 more words

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Friday, March 31st

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Oumou Sangaré  (feat. Tony Allen, drums), “Yere Faga,” 3/30/17



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First cherry blossoms
just came out
pretty good day!

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Young

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David Nwaba could be the Lakers version of Tony Allen

February 28th  2017 was a day David Nwaba will never forget, it was his first day as an NBA player for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. 788 more words


Working With Words 2017

By Tony Allen

UEA’s fourth annual Working With Words conference took place on Saturday 25th February.

A huge variety of panels ranged from comedy to journalism, film to publishing, giving students an opportunity to hear from successful UEA graduates and others in different creative fields, with the aim of providing information, tips and inspiration to students about what it is possible to achieve with their degrees. 1,044 more words


It's Easy Being Green

Last month saw the annual Go Green Week take place at UEA. Tony Allen looks back on the event and we hear from Students’ Union Environment Officer Veronica White to gauge her reaction to the week. 670 more words