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Hometown Hero: Jonathan Whitney

By Shaun Brady | Photo by Palmer Swanson Jonathan W. Whitney’s earliest memory is of a drum set arriving at his childhood home in Newark, Delaware. “It was a gold Ludwig set,” Whitney says, a trace of wonder in his…

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HOMETOWN HERO: PABLO BATISTA

 By Steven Bryant | Photo by Josh Pelta Heller for WXPN Latin jazz percussionist Pablo Batista has developed a reputation as one of most versatile and hardworking players in Latin jazz, modern jazz, and in R&B and funk circles. Born…

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