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The next generation of jazz

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This month, we have looked at the many ways Toledo native and jazz legend Art Tatum had an impact on the genre, his contemporaries and his hometown. Now, we conclude the series with the next generation of jazz.

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‘A Night of Black Voices’ to feature Toledo’s most talented Black vocalists this weekend

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Stone Productions and the Collingwood Arts Center is presenting ‘Not Your Average Ensemble – A Night of Black Voices’ this weekend in Toledo.

The event will take place on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd.

Organizers say ‘A Night of Black Voices’ is a jukebox cabaret that will feature individual and group numbers performed by some of Toledo’s most talented Black vocalists. Tickets for the event are $15 online or $20 at the door.

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Say it with a barbershop quartet; Local group spreads Valentine’s Day love with a song

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In Ottawa Hills Wednesday, the home of Lanette Cornell was the site of a special Valentine’s Day performance meant to showcase love.

Cornell was treated to a song, along with desserts, a flower and a card, a package delivered from “The Voices of Harmony.”

The barbershop quartet, based out of Alliance Church in Bowling Green, travels around the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan region, hired by people to sing for their significant others.

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Remembering Toledo jazz icon Art Tatum

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Throughout Black History Month, we will look at Toledo native and jazz pianist Art Tatum and how he influenced the world of jazz for generations.

You can watch the first part of the month-long series above.

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Celebration of life being held for Toledo musician who unexpectedly passed away last week

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Toledo’s music community is mourning the loss of one of their own this week.

47-year-old Andrew Ellis suddenly passed away on January 12th, surprising most in the community who heard the news.

For decades, Ellis was a one-man-band in the area playing his Blues and Americana music for people across the region.

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‘Music is for everyone’: Toledo 10-year-old publishes book on piano composers

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This time of year, most children are preparing to receive gifts, But one local 10-year-old composer is sharing his gift of a love for music.

Adam Elfadl began to read write and play piano when he was just four years old.

“Music is for everyone and it doesn’t matter who it is and it’s a language that everyone can speak,” he said.

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TMA celebrates 50 years of hip-hop with annual Block Party

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo Museum of Art is inviting the public to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop during its annual block party this weekend.

The Block Party is taking place on Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at TMA located at 2445 Monroe St.

According to TMA, Grammy-award winning producer, rapper and writer DJ Spinderella will headline the event which features live performances, art-making activities, glassblowing demonstrations, in-gallery experiences, food trucks, horseback riding with Freedom Riders, face painting by the Toledo School for the Arts and more.

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Local musician turns healing into art with Toledo’s Jazz Collective

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A local man is turning his healing process into art for everyone.

Andre Wright is a lifelong Toledoan with a lot of love for music. He told 13 Action News he got his start at a young age by playing in church with his family.

“My mother was a fine musician and so was my dad,” said Wright, “I was always beating on the floor and drums was my instrument.”

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Local rappers share the impact of Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa coming to Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Wednesday night was a big one for music fans in northwest Ohio, as Toledo played host to both Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.

The two took the stage inside the Huntington Center, and some local artists said they were the biggest acts to play at that venue.

Their spotlight is shining a light on our local music scene.

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Popular concert venue reopens in east Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Over three years after Frankie’s Inner-City in east Toledo closed its doors, music is once again flowing from the venue, bringing the sounds of rock and roll back to Main Street.

“A lot of the people that come here are like family,” Broc Curry, owner of Frankie’s, said. “It’s like a music scene family.”

At it’s height in the late 80s and through the early part of the 21st century the often cramped club with the tiny stage feet from the crowd hosted such rock luminaries as the Smashing Pumpkins, X, and the Black Keys. It wasn’t the cleanest bar in its heyday – the graffiti on the bathroom walls was ‘colorful’ – but for a generation of Toledo rock bands and fans, who liked their music loud and up-close, it was a mecca.

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