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July 31, 1998 | SANDRA CROCKETT, THE BALTIMORE SUN
The seductive sounds wafting through the floor were a temptation that could not be ignored. Jazz and blues represented the fast life and were forbidden in the West Baltimore home, as in many homes during that time. But there was no shielding Ethel Ennis from the times. "I could hear the music coming from the apartment below us," Ethel Ennis says. So the young Ennis pressed an ear to the floor so she could hear it better.
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July 31, 1998 | SANDRA CROCKETT, THE BALTIMORE SUN
The seductive sounds wafting through the floor were a temptation that could not be ignored. Jazz and blues represented the fast life and were forbidden in the West Baltimore home, as in many homes during that time. But there was no shielding Ethel Ennis from the times. "I could hear the music coming from the apartment below us," Ethel Ennis says. So the young Ennis pressed an ear to the floor so she could hear it better.
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December 30, 1987 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
- Mike Conrad, president of the Rancho Penasquitos Town Council, is the newest contributor to "San Diego on Air," the arts and information "newsmagazine" that airs weekdays from 4-4:30 p.m. on local National Public Radio affiliate KPBS-FM (89.5). Every other Wednesday, Conrad recounts the history of Black Mountain, a San Diego town that briefly flourished in the 1800s and whose borders now embrace the communities of Mira Mesa and Rancho Penasquitos. - Also coming up on KPBS is "Happy New Year U.
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May 28, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
New jazz-oriented vocal groups are so rare that this ensemble, four of whose five members studied at Ithaca College, must be welcomed as a step in the right direction. Darmon Meader is the key figure: singer, composer, arranger, tenor saxophonist. The others--Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian, Sara Krieger, Caprice Fox--are co-writers, contributing lyrics or music for the originals, which are halfway between profound and trivial. Their five-way blend is splendid; the instrumental backing, sometimes using synthesizer and sequencer programming, is too aggressive at times, as if the group is a little too anxious for commercial success.
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February 26, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lionel Hampton is a big name around the world, but nowhere more so than here. The University of Idaho is the site of the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Last week, the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival was presented on campus. In effect, this has been two festivals: every evening, a concert by seasoned pros, and during the day an endless stream of college and high school instrumental and vocal groups competing for honors.
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