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Memorable musical moments from 2013


People have a huge thirst for connection. How well a song or an experience stays with you can be as easy as answering the question, does this art have resonance, or not? If I were to put together a musically inspired compilation of this year’s wide sampling of recorded music that I’ve heard and the live music that I’ve experienced this year, it would include an amazing group of talented artists who continue to challenge themselves as they give us something creative and personal. As I surf the memories of my mind from this year I can’t help but start at the beginning. To kick off 2013 in spectacular fashion was Minneapolis native and Blue Note Records artist Jose James who performed music
from his album No Beginning No End. Continue Reading →

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Sax man Charles Lloyd to appear at the Dakota


Whenever master saxophonist Charles Lloyd appears at the Dakota, it’s a beloved occasion. Not to mention, the crowd capacity for these sort of memorable events are always to the max. Next week, Lloyd returns to the Dakota just in time to celebrate his 75th birthday with performances on March 10-11, sets at 7 and 9 pm. He was born on March 15 in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the late 1960s, Lloyd has continued to make rare concert appearances around the world. Continue Reading →

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