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June 19, 2024

The award-winning documentary “Ted Hawkins: Amazing Grace” has a special screening in honor of Juneteenth at the restored historic Rivian Theater in Laguna Beach.  The documentary narrated by Harry Belafonte tells the story of this street singer who released a…

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May 20, 2024

The T-Bone Walker perennial “They Call It Stormy Monday” appears on two recent recording projects.  Guitarist Slash includes the song on his new album with Beth Hart featured on vocals.  The Count Basie Orchestra included the tune on their Grammy…

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April 10, 2024

The Ted Hawkins composition and recording “Sorry You’re Sick” has been licensed for the popular public radio program and podcast “This American Life.”  The episode featuring the Hawkins tune is entitled “Know When To Fold ‘Em” with a theme centered…

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March 8, 2024

Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts starts a 3-week tour of Europe as a member of the Modern Standards Supergroup (March 8-24).  The line-up is Harvey Mason-drums, Darryl Jones-bass and Niels Lan Doky-piano. Dates include shows in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland,…

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February 8, 2024

“Double Trouble,” the Otis Rush composition and recording was licensed for the Starz series “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.”  Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is the Executive Producer and narrator of this edgy crime drama. 

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January 30, 2024

“Lakota Nation Vs. The United States,” with score by Raven Chacon, the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music is now streaming on AMC + and will be available via Hulu at the end of April.  Bates…

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December 10, 2023

Happy Birthday Diane Schuur! Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Song & Stories. Surveying the far-reaching journey that’s brought her to stages around the globe, Schuur has hand-picked songs from her vast catalog to present a lyrical biography, spotlighting…

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November 30, 2023

Diane Schuur returns to the beautiful Barclay Theater in southern California on November 30th for a performance with her quintet.  The musical program is “Diane Schuur: An Evening of Song And Stories” which she will be touring in honor of…

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November 7, 2023

Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts performs at the Saville Theater in San Diego with his quartet on November 7.  The show is sponsored by jazz station KSDS-FM and will be broadcast live.

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September 15, 2023

The Otis Rush composition “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" is included in the 2023 release from Eric Clapton “The Definitive 24 Nights.”  This expanded box set from Clapton’s famed Royal Albert Hall concerts features 35 previously unreleased tracks and…

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