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When Naima's husband came home after the birth of their first child in a village in rural Somaliland, there was a rank smell of urine in the house. He asked his wife what it was. "This happened to me after I gave birth to our son," she said. Her body
I went into the screening having only the vaguest knowledge of the cast and the director, and no one had mentioned that it was a musical. But I came out a believer, roused every time Jennifer Hudson, Latimore or the others in the cast began singing...
Stories Given Tyler Perry 's success with faith-inspired films over the last decade, it's no surprise that ambitious members of the clergy have begun following his lead and pushing further...Jakes a best-selling author and the pastor of a Dallas
September 20, 2013 The Canadian label Sackville released a series of exceptional albums throughout its forty plus year existence. A fair number of these document free-jazz concerts by American luminaries that took place in its hometown of Toronto.
April 29, 2013 Pianist, composer and educator Antonio Adolfo's second instrumental release as a leader, on his own AAM label, is entitled Finas Misturas (in English, "fine mixtures"). The name refers to the fusion of jazz elements with the rhythms
It's not easy being a model Yesterday we met Naima Mora, a former Americas Top Model, author, songwriter and motivational speaker. In town for Sacramento Fashion Week, she was on an exhausting schedule, which included TV appearances, but also
March 12, 2013 Pianist/Composer Antonio Adolfo is a bit of a musical mixologist. Throughout his four-plus decades in the music world, he's often found his way and made his mark by merging jazz language with the sonic sensibilities of his native
Four facts about a supermodel Model Naima Mora was in town for Sacramento Fashion Week. Here are the unfiltered observations I make during the first 10 minutes of my interview with Naima Mora, who won the title of Americas Next Top Model in 2005 and
That quote could be a sub-title for composer/arranger/pianist Antonio Adolfo 's brilliant new CD, Finas Misturas (fine mixtures) on AAM Music (AAM 0705). Drawing heavily on a musical history that combines his Brazilian heritage with his 40+ years in
February 24, 2013 Events from a momentous three-year musical period greatly influenced this album: in 1967 the death of John Coltrane ; the release, two years later, of In A Silent Way (Columbia, 1969) by his former boss, trumpeter Miles Davis ; and