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Pianist,M.C.,Producer,Band-Director,premieres,hip-hopera,The Chosen One,The Power of Choice,Cover Art,theme,special performance,The Art of Composition,M.C./Pianist,Composer,Kev Choice,dynamic, Ensemble,instrumental,written,compiled,wide range of influence,Herbie Hancock,Maurice Ravel, J-Dilla, cover,select compositions,favorite,Stevie Wonder, Chopin,Kanye West,Kev, Choice, Hip,Hopera,Electus Unus,Chosen, One,string trio section,bassonist,Chosen One,concept project,mythological story,Earth,Heaven,self-destructing,world,extraordinary musical talents,rap style,lush string arrangements,classic hip-hop,drum patterns,Extended intros, codas, modulations, thick instrumentation, lays the foundation,fantasy,reality, tale,stretches the boundaries,the hip-hop genre,Keyboard Magazine,tweeted,Anyone who doesn’t think real keyboard playing and rap dont mix, check Kev Choice,multi-faceted artist,poised,the music world,dimensions,never before seen, grounded in the Hip-Hop tradition,musical prowess,Classically and jazz trained, schooled in the classic era of Hip-Hop,influenced by genres from all over the globe,unique artist,capabilities to blend musical elements,convincing manner,resume,Master’s Degree in Music,toured the world professionally,keyboardist,diverse list of artist,Lauryn Hill, D.J. Quik, Too Short, Dwele, Zion I, Goapele, LyricsBorn, Martin Luther,Michael Franti and Spearhead,extreme gift,brings to the stage,band, Kev Choice Ensemble,focus,giving the world,unique sound and vision,presenting a powerful stage show,Best Musician,Most Multi-Talented Instrumentalist,East Bay Express,nominated,Best Soul-Funk Artist,SF WEEKLY,conscious, witty, relevant lyrics, playing keys with the skill of a seasoned pianist,a sight to behold,a breath of freshness to the industry,most dynamic bands,The Bay Area,features,diverse array and mix,talented musicians,broad range of talents,jazz elements,Howard Riley,Geechi Taylor,soulfulness,Viveca Hawkins ,voice,Greggo Simmons,guitar,foundation,Hassan Hurd,drums,funk-rock ,Uriah Duffy,Bass,seasoned stylings,Mike Blankenship,keys,Ajayi Jackson,bassoon,percussion,string trio,violin, viola,cello,heralded,the most musical hip-hop group ever,Lalah Hathaway,Lalah,Where It All Begins,Hathaway,contemporary R&B,prized artists,vocalists,solo album,Stax Records, Where It All Begin,versatile, critically acclaimed musician, songwriter, vocalist,creative,regeneration,newfound energy,record, artistic re-birth,eager to share, willing to listen,Everybody is an artist in some way,enthuses,explore, I’ve always wanted to be,opportunity,embrace,independence,through my music, fans,message,splendidly,gorgeous,title track, penned by,Ernest Green,say what you mean And mean what you say,croons,beginning,showcasing,sensual,alto,languid, hypnotic,groove,recruited,esteemed,kindred spirits,co-write,contribute,tailor-made,tunes,The list includes,Lewis Williams, Lee Hutson, Jr., Errol Cooney, James Day, James Fauntleroy, Rahsaan Patterson, Terrence Lilly, Jonathan Richmond, Mike City, Dave Young, Bryan Sledge, Eddie Serrano, Rich King, Andre Harris,Vidal Davis,top-tier,songwriters,penned hits,Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Bilal, Babyface, Musiq Soulchild,demonstrates,long-held status,contemporary R&B,up-tempo, gems,urban radio stations,nightclubs,If You Want To,thumping, synth,driven, first single, penned with, Patterson, Richmond, Lilly,effervescent,My Everything,Jonathan Richmond,slinky groove,Hutson, Jr.’s,Small of My Back,undeniable,comes on the heels of,most successful album to date,Self Portrait,first record,legendary soul label,Stax Records,top ten,Top R&B Albums chart,Grammy® nominated,Best Female R&B Vocal,That Was Then,intoxicates,storyteller,voice brims,magnetism,overpowers,drowning out, the lyrics,previous albums,loaded,enduring songs,sound personal, relatable, touching upon,affairs of the heart,everyday joys of life,The disc,comes on strong,from the get-go,Andre Harris,Vidal Davis,gutsy,Strong Woman,sassy cautionary tale, urging,lotharios,step up to the plate,stop taking their, devoted,female lovers, for granted,Naturally, the singer,abandoned,R&B roots,luxurious,slow jams,This Could Be Love,co-written,Green,Lewis,sings of joys,fears,truly falling in love,someone special,City’s,bittersweet,Always Love You,hints of the sadness,leaving,unfulfilling,romantic relationship,Hard-core fans,delighted,newly arranged,recorded,I’m Coming Back,Quiet-Storm,jewel,Gary Taylor,eponymous,debut,a song,highlight,live shows, decades,No matter, where I go,churches, festivals, Japan, South Africa,people love that song,says,This version,different arrangement,morphed,decided,rerecord,added,Rachelle Ferrell,sublime, honoring,predecessors,greater example,spellbinding,You Were Meant For Me,father,incomparable,Donny Hathaway,recorded,Donny,Hathaway,landmark,albums,indisputable,influence on generations,singers worldwide,speaks,guiding light, especially,interpreting ,people’s music,listened,my dad,own songs,fondly,Jealous Guy,John Lennon,thought,my father,owned,laughs,grew up with,approach,opening yourself up,create something beautiful,love letter,unquestionably,succeeds,new,profound ways, striving for,artistic, higher ground,create something beautiful,I feel like I’m at the top of my game, like I’m at the beginning again,excitedly,many artists, particularly female singers,on the come up,Just That Good,JOSE JAMES BAND,Jose,A rising jazz sta,Spectacular,New York Times,Jose James,Nate Smith,drums,Ben Williams,bass,Kris Bowers,keys,Takuya Kuroda,trumpet,José,James,Trouble,AllSaints Basement Sessions,Born and raised,Minneapolis, José James,came of age,sounds of, Prince, hip-hop,Modern jazz,Discovering,early,passion,creative writing,combined,performance,singing jazz standards, originals,the works of, John Coltrane,quartet,Twin Cites,member,groundbreaking,avant-garde,performance poetry,jazz ensemble,Ancestor Energy,determined,devote his life to music, community,spiritual, unity,New York City,attend, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music,mentored,recorded with,the legendary, drummer,Chico Hamilton,the pianist,Junior Mance,first ensemble,studio,international,touring band,debut album,The Dreamer,Brownswood,chance meeting,London,tastemaker,DJ,Gilles Peterson,record deal,Peterson’s,Brownswood 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seriously,freshman,music major,determined,Gospel music,campus,expressed interest, music professor,Dr. Dee Spencer,Make it happen,Ja Ronn,handing out fliers,encouraging,try out,members,rehearsal, singing,sheet musi,band to accompany them,one musical transition,practice room,various,classrooms,hallways,perfect,San Francisco State,gospel,student-run,one-unit,music course,second semester,semester,comprised,singers and musicians,different backgrounds,majors,plenty of diversity,this group,grown,exponentially,big sound, gotten better,HIROSHIMA CHRISTMAS,Hiroshima,Celebrating,Annual Holiday show,three decades,Los Angeles-based,Dan Kuramoto,keyboards,woodwinds,composer,producer, June Okida Kuramoto,koto, Danny Yamamoto,Kimo Cornwell,piano/keyboards, Dean Cortez,bass,newest member,Shoji Kameda,taiko drum,percussion,blended jazz, pop,rock,traditional, Japanese, folk music,instruments,pioneering,world music,movement,20th century,sold,million records,prolific,career,more important,introduced,variety,traditional Asian,,global audience,integrated, seamlessly,new music,art form,The Japanese koto,zither-like, 13-stringed instrument, shakuhachi, a five holed bamboo flute,powerful,taiko,literally means,drum,combine,Western Hemisphere,unique musical,palette,delighted,Los Angeles,annual holiday tradition,a mix of,classics,spirit of the season,Women of Jazz Celebrate the Holidays,DESTINY,Women,MUHAMMED,JAZZ TRIO,A VICTORIA THEODORE,CHRISTMAS,Destiny Muhammed Jazz Trio,Harpist from the Hood,Destiny, Sound Sculptress, mesmerizes,audience,musical imagery,classical,crossover,eclectic jazz,vocal,harp,Susan L. 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Robert Schmitz,Claude Debussy,Stanford,Jazz Piano,Mark Levine, Bill Bell,Frank Martin,San Francisco Bay Area,ensembles and bands,The Peninsula Symphony, Theatreworks, Hayward Little Theater, Oakland Youth Chorus,Victoria Theodore Quintet, Time Will Tell Sextet, LMNOP,10BassT,toured nationally,Captiol Records,Oaktown 357,MC Hammer,Oaktown, 357,New York City,multimedia company,Bay Area,GlobalDisc.com,very successful,venture,market leader,same day media duplication,legendary musical genius,Stevie Wonder, playing keyboards,singing background vocals,traveled around the world,Stevie,fabulous,imagine,highly sought,accompanist, respected,wide ranging musical versatility,San Leandro, CA,teaches,students,home,various R&B, jazz, gospel, pop and classical artists,Sting, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, John Legend, Jeff Beck, Rickey Minor, Boney James, Esperanza Spalding, Tyrese, Prince, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, India Arie, Glenn Lewis,AN EVENING WITH BRIAN MCKNIGHT,McKimght,A Special Christmas Week of Performances,Brian,McKnight,Fall,Music Video,Vimeo,needs no introduction,earned,contemporary music history,platinum, 20 million albums worldwide,multi-instrumentalist, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn,trumpet,industry,revolving door,established himself,enviable,chart,consistency,over a decade,every genre,Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson,Kenny G,Born,Buffalo, New,York,musical career,childhood,church,bandleader,high school, Sweet Home High School,age,Mercury Records,self-titled album,I Remember You,Anytime,sold over two million copies,nominated for a Grammy,Back at One,Motown Records,sold over three million copies,several Grammy nominations,recipient,American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image,Blockbuster Awards,Billboard,Songwriter of The Year,crossed the boundaries,EVERY medium,hosted,Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight,BETJ,The Brian McKnight Morning Show,KTWV,Wave Smooth Jazz radio station,Top 5 rated show,hosting his own radio show,The Brian McKnight Show,60 markets,syndicated,ABC Radio,nationally syndicated TV show,The Brian McKnight Show,vast,industry knowledge,red carpet,Extra!,Broadway,Billy Flynn,Chicago,contestant,Donald Trump,hit show ,Celebrity Apprentice,currently touring nationwide,JeCaryous Johnson, play,Cheaper to Keep Her,Vivica A. Fox,Just Me,worldwide tour,live DVD,family affair, brother,Claude McKnight,Take 6,sons,BJ,Niko,also known as,BRKN RBT,broken robots,promises to be,spectacular,one-of-a kind show,THE PHARCYDE with Live Band,Pharcyde,alternative rap,quartet,South Central,Los Angeles, the Pharcyde,MCs/producers,Tre “Slimkid” Hardson, Imani Wilcox,Romye “Booty Brown” Robinson,Hardson, Wilcox,Robinson,dancers, choreographers, L.A., underground, club circuit,late ’80s,In Living Color,tutelage,Reggie Andrews,high-school music teacher,the music industry,process of recording an album,Delicious Vinyl,eccentric debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde,gold,support slots,De La Soul,A Tribe Called Quest,Lollapalooza,second stage,second album, Labcabincalifornia,warped,Pharcyde,returned,Plain Rap,DJ Funklor,DJ,Funklor ,ripped up stages,hometown, the Bay Area,Greece,Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Drake, The Roots, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, Ben Harper, N*E*R*D, Nas,MACEO PARKER’S NEW YEARS PARTY,Maceo,Celebrate the New Year with some Funk!, Parker,talks with his sax,a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days,my belief,the world would be a better place,if we all funked together,San Diego Reader,Maceo Parker,synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable,the tightest little funk orchestra on earth,each and every,leader of funk,James Brown,like being at University,jumping aboard the Mothership,George Clinton,stretching out,Bootsy’s Rubber Band,living, breathing,pulse,connects the history of Funk,golden thread,The cipher,dance music,its core,Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band,Red Hot Chilli Peppers,timeless sound,garnered,fresh,young fan base,impossible to separate which came first, Maceo,the funk,The amazing, P-funk,Parker,his legendary,alto horn,drummer brother Melvin,climbed on board,James Brown funky soul funk train,coined,the solo, summoning,signature,Maceo, I want you to Blow!,musicologists,muscially fertile,group of men,from this period,James Brown’s band,are recognized as, the early pioneers,the modern funk and hip-hop,jump,today,For more information, please visit,website,IDLE WARSHIP,Idle,feat.,Talib Kweli, Res,Live Band,Warship,System Addict,Jean Grae,Jay Knocka,independently released tracks,spread like wildfire,across the web, Idle Warship,first official collection of songs,entitled,Habits of the Heart,Blacksmith/Element 9/Fontana,12-track album,storming the music scene,bold and indefinable,mash-up,influences, from soul to hip-hip to alternative to electronic,incredible range of musical sensibilities,into the studio,venture to say,output,completely blow your mind,a perfect example ,a whole can become greater than the sum of its parts,saying quite a lot,musical components of this project,A collaboration between longtime friends and collaborators, hip-hop luminary,Talib Kweli,critically acclaimed soulful singer and songwriter Res,was born out of sheer experimentation,some of the best things in life happen when least expected,fans of Talib,Res,heard,reacted to,online,MP3s,created,off-the-cuff sessions, it became clear,something much bigger was brewing,making a huge splash,SXSW,a successful European tour,Party Robot,mixtape,master DJ, Mick Boogie,singer/songwriter,Graph Nobel,free download,left the fans craving more,now the wait is over,obvious chemistry, a dedication to free creative expression,a new album, Talib and Res,partnership,a musical force to be reckoned with,Habits of the Heart,effortlessly,shifts,rhythmic hand-clapping blast,Laser Beams,stream,embed,off-kilter,futuristic track,Driving Me Insane,unbridled, heartfelt,piano ballad,Beautifully Bad,guest spots,Chester French,John Forte,Covered in Fantasy,Michelle Williams,Katya,Habits,The Heart,takes you,thrilling journey,
Spencer Haywood at USA Men’s Basketball Olympic Team Practice
Spencer Haywood at USA Men’s Basketball Olympic Team Practice with Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, Spencer Haywood at USA Men’s Basketball Olympic Team Practice with Kevin Durant
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The addition of Griffin symbolizes his growing acclaim as a player and personality for the Clippers. At age 22, he is the youngest finalist. Aldridge has made significant strides this season with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was a shoo-in as a finalist. Clippers guards Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups were also selected, along with former Lakers forward Lamar Odom, now with the Dallas Mavericks.
Other finalists were former Clippers guard Eric Gordon; former UCLA players Kevin Love (Minnesota) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City); New York forward Carmelo Anthony, Miami forward Chris Bosh, New York center Tyson Chandler, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, Memphis forward Rudy Gay, Orlando center Dwight Howard, Philadelphia forward Andre Iguodala, Miami forward LeBron James, Chicago guard Derrick Rose, Miami guard Dwyane Wade and New Jersey guard Deron Williams.
It’s a pretty stacked selection, even though it will be pared to a final roster of 12 players on June 18.
Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski said it would be “the most talented of the three teams that I’ve had the opportunity to coach.”
Added USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo: “We are loaded in terms of our pipeline.”
Most of the roster cuts will be at point guard, the most-staffed position on Monday’s list.
The team will begin a weeklong training camp in Las Vegas on July 5 and begin Olympic play in late July.
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and ¿eX-whY AdVentures? Presents: “Entourage” in Trader Joe’s “Tribute to Legends of Jazz” Show!
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation,¿eX-whY AdVentures?,Presents,James Ahmed Rasheed,Entourage,Trader Joes’s,Capt.,Randy Holland,drums,Tribute to Legends of Jazz Show, May,2012, 2:00 PM,4:00 PM,Trader,Joes’s, 2742 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole,#occupyoakland, #OWS, Pain, signatures, 106th Ave, 11 other musicians to form Zongo Junction, 11th St, 14th Ave, 1972, 20 year, 24/7, 25th season, 4 Minutes, 80′s, @amwft, @nowtruth, a best-seller, a blues-drenched gem that swings with dazzling aplomb, a commentary, a complaint against, a four-alarm fire, A girl I can love forever, a Harlem Renaissance Award, a holiday tradition, a huge success, a letter from me to my fans about what’s going on in my life, a lost art, a memorable concert, a modern nine-piece afrobeat band, a movie from Focus Features about the life of Fela was made for release in 2010, a musician from Nigeria, a night like no other, a series of, a shrine was built in his honor, a spectacle to be remembered, A Tribe Called Quest, A.M.E., A.M.E. 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