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Reflection: A Different Kind Of Listening Experience

If you, like yours truly, are the kind of person who savors new and unexpected music experiences, you might want to give consi­deration to acquiring “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis.”

The album is a collection of 15 tracks, almost all of which were taken from seven of the Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz trumpeter’s spiritual albums.

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

The Rock Solid Career Of Laurence Fishburne

Laurence John Fishburne III has come a long way since that day in 1973 when he auditioned for the part of Michael Evans (“the militant midget”) in a new Black sitcom called “Good Times.”

Although Fishburne was initially cast, the part ultimately went to Ralph Carter. The 12-year-old was disappointed but he moved on and hasn’t looked back.

Fishburne’s

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

More than 2 million in Ill. to see food stamps cut

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 2 million low-income Illinois residents who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits cut.

    Beginning Friday, a temporary increase in food stamp dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus will expire.

    The change will affect more than 47 million Americans. It comes as Congress is negotiating additional cuts to the program,

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago