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“The Voice” contestant Ashley Dubose readies for sophomore CD release

Ashley DuBose

Former The Voice contestant Ashley Dubose is excited for the release of her new CD Be You. She recently sat for an exclusive interview with MSR ahead of her CD release party. When asked for a bit of background information, Dubose expounded on her roots and what she likes about her hometown: “I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…My mother moved here from Philadelphia, when I was three, so I don’t have a lot of memory of Phila at that age,” she said. “I have been back as a teenager and adult, though, and what I really like about Philadelphia is going to the grocery store and seeing Black couples shopping together. Continue Reading →

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Wenso Ashby releases latest CD with classy listening party

Longtime collaborator Zsamé featured at party, on album

Wenso Ashby featuring Zsamé, premier Twin Cities neo-soul purveyors (Midnite Walkin’, Wenso Ashby Live and Love Is So Amazing) are in transition. Namely, on the newest offerings, The Moment of Truth and Signature, ace pianist-composer-producer Wenso Ashby goes solo. Sterling vocalist Zsamé Morgan and sax wizard Willie Moore put guest appearances on both with Morgan limited to two turns on each. There’s been no statement issued to the press, so, we’re left to guess what’s going on. Whether Morgan, a fixture for years, is simply on sort of a hiatus from the recording side of things or is being phased out altogether is unknown. Continue Reading →

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