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Dionne Warwick Then and Now

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 6:48 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine I wasn’t thinking about singer Dionne Warwick until I saw that she had just released a new album called “Now.” Well, I couldn’t help myself. After giving it my undivided attention track by track, the verdict – mine, at least – Dionne is in fine form. Not that I ever doubted her […]

The Return of Captain Fingers

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 8:47 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine You would think that anyone whose nickname is “Captain Fingers” must really be good with his hands.  Either that or there’s a brand new superhero battling for ratings on Cartoon Network.  Well, to his loyal following of fans, guitarist Lee Ritenour (aka “Captain Fingers”) is considered a jazz superhero, knocking out by […]

A Tribute To Memphis Minnie

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 4:17 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine It’s true you learn something new every day.  Take the great country blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Memphis Minnie (1897-1973).  I never knew that Minnie was actually born and raised in Algiers, Louisiana, not in Memphis, Tennessee.  And, it was news to me that her real name wasn’t Minnie, but Lizzie Douglas.  […]

Baseball and The Bee Gees

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 12:17 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine It’s World Series time and there’s a lot of excitement for this great event featuring the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.  Like many of my fellow baseball fans here in DC, I too was on the edge of my seat pulling for our Washington Nationals to win their divisional playoff series.  […]

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