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Re: “Rhapsody in Blues: Jazz Phenom Gerald Clayton Celebrates One of Durham’s Finest Musical Exports at Duke

I would be curious to know why living Piedmont Blues legends are not involved in the actual performance when they are still alive and extremely capable at their craft, why this is not a performance collaboration.

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Posted by caab on 11/30/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Downtown Durham Has More Cars Than It Can Handle

There appear to be plenty of spaces available for rent in the parking deck next to the old courthouse - more than half of the spaces on the level where I park and my employer rents spaces are empty on a daily basis.

My office also has a Tumblr documenting the illegal parking in the alley between that deck and the offices that front Main Street - the influx of people and construction has definitely caused noticeable parking problems for us.

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Posted by caab on 05/11/2016 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Mint Julep Band

The band's name is the Mint Julep Jazz Band - thank you!

Posted by caab on 05/20/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Mean streets: Our guide to making downtown Durham safer for the blind—and everyone

The map will only let me zoom in once, which isn't close enough to see what/where the individual markers are marking downtown...

Posted by caab on 11/19/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra reanimates forgotten jazz

Chris, I hope you can make it to the show and the no shame lesson (I'm teaching on Friday!) - you are right in that the dancers thrive in a supportive environment that leaves room for lots of fun, silliness, and, like the jazz we are dancing to, improvisation. I think you may also find that this music is not forgotten and that it lives in many ways, in the musicians who have devoted their energies to study and create this music and in the dancers who thrive on the energy the band creates. I've been swing dancing for 15 years, since high school, and the music just keeps getting better. :)

For inspiration, I'll leave everyone with a video from the Lindy Hop finals at the 2013 International Lindy Hop Championships:…

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Posted by caab on 04/02/2014 at 10:10 PM

Re: “As Duke's WXDU turns 30, the area's college rock outlets fight for relevance amid online competition

It's not all about rock all the time - the only local radio show I consistently tune in to is Sarah Ovenall's Divaville Lounge on Sundays to get all the 20's, 30's, and early 40's jazz that our other local jazz format stations tend to ignore. There's something to be said for a DJ's selection and collection of music, as opposed to online services who have no idea how to format this music I love (i.e. Pandora always pushing towards post-war jazz, when I specifically want a pre-war mix).

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Posted by caab on 11/06/2013 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Some facts about affordable housing

I'd like to know where these magical $50,000 three bedroom homes are - or were you referring to properties that were in unlivable condition that needed $100,00+ in repairs/restoration?

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Posted by caab on 03/25/2013 at 11:41 AM

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