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Singer and Songwriter Kat Edmonson

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 6:52 pm (UTC+0)
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The unique musician has been writing songs since she was nine years old

Rachael MacFarlane’s Hayley Sings

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 1:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Hayley Sings showcases 14 jazz, blues and Big band oldies from the 1960s and 1970s reimagined for more contemporary audience

1619 Broadway by Distinguished Jazz Singer Kurt Elling

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:33 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing 11 Great American standards as interpreted and arranged by Elling

Honoring Miles Davis and Edith Piaf

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm (UTC+0)
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U.S. postal service and its French counterpart, La Poste, release commemorative stamps honoring the two music legends

Karim Shukry’s Take Me Back To Cairo

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 7:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Anglo-Arab pioneer’s song that has become has become an hanthem for the Egyptian diaspora

Sax Powerhouse Mindi Abair Tours with Rock Legends Aerosmith

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)
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Saxophone sensation, singer Mindi Abair is touring with Rock legends Aerosmith; she will also play the Hollywood Bowl twice in August

Cindy Douglas’s My New Jive, and the Glamor of Jazz

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC+0)
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Album showcases Cindy’s superb performance, her own unique and modern twist on swing and bebop classics

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Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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