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This is the grave of Joyce Alexander Wein and the future grave of George Wein. Born in 1928 in Boston, Joyce Alexander was not that far removed from slavery, as two of her mother’s older siblings were born into the servitude. But Joyce got a good education, attending Boston Latin and then on to Simmons […]

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On July 30, 2021

This week’s edition of Music Notes is dominated by my weekend at the Newport Folk Festival. A few initial words. First, LIVE MUSIC! OH MY GOD LIVE MUSIC! I cannot say in the words I know how won

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