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Honoring The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 4:59 pm (UTC+0)
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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will honor America’s Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at a gala concert on September 12

Birdland in the Big Apple, New York

Posted March 3rd, 2011 at 8:11 pm (UTC+0)
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Anytime I hear the word “Birdland,” I get nostalgic about Midtown Manhattan’s nightlife, specifically the Birdland Jazz Club, where fabulous music was once performed by legends

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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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