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A Bad Case of Whiplash

OK, so I’m a little slow getting around to things in popular culture–for example, I stopped listening to new music thirty years ago–but I finally got around to seeing the movie Whiplash.  I put it off awhile because, as a UNT grad, it sounded an awful lot like Orals, which is something that sounds fun …

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Ron Westray: Man or Machine?

It’s a fair question. Ron Westray is one of those rare individuals who breezes into town for a while, assumes the throne of Jazz Royalty, and then leaves for greener pastures when the “Live Music Capital of the World” reveals itself to be…well, something other than that. Ron is an amazing trombonist, and we were …

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