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Hometown Hero: Tony Miceli

By A.D. Amorosi | Photo courtesy of the artist Tony Miceli is one of those characters who, if they didn’t exist, he would have had to create: a musician as deeply into big rock as he is intimate jazz, a…

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Hometown Hero: Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

by Matt Silver | photo courtesy of the artist There’s a lot you can do with a sense of rhythm, a way with words, and a knack for telling a good story, but you have to be willing to persevere. …

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Hometown Hero: Arturo Stable

By Bobbi Booker | Photo via Creative Commons Latin jazz master percussionist Arturo Stable has been in motion his whole life, and working and living all over the world has allowed him to seamlessly shift though a myriad of musical…

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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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