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Hometown Hero: Ernest Stuart

By A.D. Amorosi | Photo by Ben-Houdijk How does trombonist-composer Ernest Stuart best show his Philadelphia-ness?  Of course, there is his music. Stuart has a post-bop-jazz-based but often genre-fluid sound that merges influences from Philadelphia soul past and present. Think…

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Hometown Hero: Monnette Sudler

by Suzanne Cloud | Photo by Michael Donnelly In 1992, Jack Lloyd, entertainment writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote, “A funny thing happened to Monnette Sudler on her way to becoming a folk singer.” That “funny thing” was her immediate…

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