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    Today is #InternationalWomensDay, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than being with a my super fabulous #BronzeLens sisters as we discuss big plans for the exciting 10th anniversary of the #BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon! Make plans to join us August 23rd! (L-R): luncheon producer @Nnenanchege me WSSL Host Committee co-chairs @terrivismalemorris and @cheryljones #celebration #10for10 #women
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    Thank you, Charlotte! Sisters in Song was amazing once again
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    Thank you, #Charlotte! Sisters in Song was amazing thanks to you!! With the amazing @juliedexter and @rhonvocals
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    It's getting close, Charlotte! We're coming your way this Saturday! Got your ticket? See below for details! It's gonna be a great evening!
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    When you give your name for a food order, you never know how it's going to turn out.🤔😂
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    Here we go! #Oscars2019 @officialspikelee on the Red Carpet. It's his time to take home an Oscar win!! Happy to see his lovely wife, producer @TonyaLewisLee. Tanya is a #BronzeLens 2013 SuperStar honoree.
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    Excited to hit tonight with my good friend of many years @thehc3 at Atlanta's Suite Food Lounge. Welcome back, Henry! With Henry, on keys is the amazing @thekennybanksjr, on bass the very wonderful @KevinSmith, and super vocals tonight are by @thetonyhightower and @therealpaulachampion. It's going to be a grand night!! We just started so you still have time to come by! #thehc3 #jazz #atl #kbrewired
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    Excited that Henry Conerway @thehc3 is returning to Atlanta next week, with new music from his "With Pride for Dignity" CD. When I hear Henry and his band, I don't worry about the future of jazz. It's in good hands! I'll be there. Don't miss it!
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    There's only 1 Diana Ross!! So happy to see her, ready to celebrate her 75th birthday! Wow! #thegrammys2019
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    At #Morehouse College yesterday, singing the National Anthem for the M'house CAU game. I just had to meet "Bobby" the Maroon Tiger! And The House won!
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    When these gentlemen are with me, we create magic! Last night at City Hall with @MoffettMorris, @superkennybee, and @cbdrum2
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    Changing it up just because, part 2. #kbrewired
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    Tonight! Thank you City of Atlanta and Atlanta Jazz Festival for this opportunity to perform for our seniors! With Kenny Banks, Sr., Moffett Morris, and @cbdrum2 Chris Burroughs
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    I often wonder what our lives would be like had he not lived, and died. I can point to so many life-changing opportunities made possible in my lifetime because of his vision and sacrifice. For me and generations yet to come, we are forever grateful. And his work is not done! #martinlutherkingjr #martin
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    Trumpet Awards ready. Taping tonight, but it will shown on @bouncetv in mid-February!
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    Prepping for 2019! Deidre McDonald and I had lunch with fabulous actress and career coach @actresschristinehorn. Big things coming! #bronzelensis10 #bronzelens2019 #bronzelensfilmfestival #filmfestivals
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    #TBT Making music in New York was so fabulous last week. Grateful to @chrispattishall @thehc3 and @kevinsmith_jazzbass and to @gailboyd for the opportunity.
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    #TBT. Last weekend in NYC was fabulous! After Our performance, what to The Cell to see and hear the lovely and talented singer/songwriter @jackiegage! @thehc3 was playing with her, and drummer @terreongully also dropped by. Swipe left to see more.
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    @ltjackson_ I walked by the Shubert on Saturday, and saw this on the theater entry. Made my heart swell! Keep doing it, my sister! 🤗😘🤗
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    Such a delight to meet and talk wth Oscar winning director @bandrybarry Jenkins ("Moonlight") yesterday. Thank you, @gilrobertson and @condo29! Be sure to see Barry's newest movie, "If Beale Street Could Talk." Excellent, excellent, excellent! #bealestreet #bronzelens
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    Right here is a lifetime of laughter, stories, heartaches, joys, triumphs, challenges, disappointments, fun, but mostly love! I've known these 2 since the 1st grade at our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school. @phyllislawson, @mcdonnellrobyn . Whenever we can get together, it is always the best of times.💙💙 #grateful #bffs #christmasjoy
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    Congratulations to Atlanta's own Freddy Cole, Grammy nominee, best jazz vocal performance! I captured his image on the ELEVATE mural that was unveiled in Southwest Atlanta in October.
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    I just love listening to this brilliant and beautiful woman when she is on MSNBC as legal analyst, Maya Wiley @mwesp. Well known as a social Justice expert, she always offers smart, insightful perspective. I learn so much listening to her! She's inspiring.
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    Having everybody together at the same time - the best part of the whole day! So grateful. #thanksgiving #familyiseverything #teamBertrand
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    My favorite tree sits at the top of the hill on my street. It has always been such a joy to behold when I come home, especially if I can catch it when the sun is directly on it!!
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    And so it begins...getting ready for dressing. #1 of 3 pans. #grandmasrecipe #nosugartho
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    Had to make a PS return, and look who I ran into? THE @phildavis27! I got him to stand under the tree with me!
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    Last Saturday, I was absolutely thrilled to spend a little time with my mentor, friend, fan, and original Sister Prez, Dr Johnnetta B. Cole, who was being celebrated by the National Council of Negro Women as their new national chair. I sang at her wedding, and she has always been a great supporter of my music. I'm excited about her newest leadership role! Thank you, Jennifer, for the alert!
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    All my life I have been my happiest in autumn! Loving the weather and these magnificent colors shining in the sun!
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    Observations while shopping for Thanksgiving: 2 days before the big day, bananas are neither golden nor ripe. They should be the color of the sign.😐😐
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    Ready to get my praise on, along with the other 125 members of the New Advent Choir at Cascade United Methodist Church for our annual Thanksgiving concert. Parking lot is already full but there is a shuttle to off site parking. Excited!
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    #FBF wow, came across this photo in my phone today. Remembering our dear sister @theresa_hightower. Along with @realtoniredd and @juliedexter Dexter, we were together as winners at the 2015 #BlackWomeninJazz event.
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    What a beautiful start to the day! My big brother brought me flowers, purple at that, to congratulate me on my Hospitality Hall of Fame honor. Family is everything.❤❤
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    In line with the people for the #StaceyAbrams watch party! #teamAbrams #awholelottafolks
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    Press, 3 rows deep, #StaceyAbrams Election Watch Party. #teamAbrams
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    Tomorrow. Historic. Life changing. If you vote. #teamAbrams Big thanks to @dlwarfield who designed this fierce "Go Blue Georgia" meme for #staceyabrams supporters! Thanks @itsjasonweaver!
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    Backstage at the Dwight Andrews 40th Pastoral Anniversary last Saturday. Delighted to meet the beautiful and gracious @realphyliciarashad and actor/singer Keith David @silverthroat completes the picture!
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    Backstage w @silverthroat at the Dwight Andrews 40th Anniversary Gala. #kbrewired #greenleaf
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    My good friend Reverend Dr. Dwight Andrews is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a pastor tonight. I have sung with him for many, many years and I'm honored to be a part of his celebration tonight.
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    Tonight will be quite a night! As an Atlanta native who has always loved this city, I am humbled to be joining the ranks of my personal heroes and sheroes like Andy Young, John Portman, Shirley Franklin, Maynard Jackson, Herman Russell, Erica Qualls, Ted Turner, and many others as a 2018 inductee into the Hospitality Hall of Fame. Tonight's other inductees are Governor Nathan Deal, Claudia Mashburn, and Ben Shanley. I'm grateful. Thanks to all my friends, partners, and associates in hospitality in Atlanta and across the country who have supported my work throughout the years. #acvb #hhof #kbrewired #jazzsingertoo #bronzelens #itstime2love
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    This was truly an amazing birthday! Thank you everyone for your calls and messages and cards and flowers! I'm so appreciative, and this right here was the very best part Dash brunch with my kids, although we're missing the one in DC.
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    Voting first thing this morning was quite emotional, much more than I anticipated. Hadn't felt like this since the first time I voted for Barack Obama. My heart was fluttering, but I was smiling as I voted for a woman, who is African-American, who is my Spelman sister, and whom I know! I voted for her to be the governor of the state where I was born, and where my great-grandparents were born into Slavery. It was such a joyful release to turn in my ballot. . #vote #voteearly #StaceyAbrams #teamAbrams
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    MEET Phil Davis, a son of SWATS,and another one of the "3 Keys to Jazz" you will hear at Thursday's concert. Phil and I first met almost 30 years ago when he was a student at CAU. I was singing at the A-Train in Underground with my friend the late and great Rod Smith, and Phil sat in during one of our sets -- he was so awesome for one so young and it has been a joy to just watch him grow and grow through the years into the awesome producer, arranger, Professor, friend, and father that he is now. He has produced 5 of my CDs, and half of the sixth one. He just finished producing the upcoming project for Norman Brown and most recently scored the music for the documentary Maynard. Just a few of the other folks Phil has worked with include Sheila E, Will Downing, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell, Prince, Alex Bugnon for whom he produced two CDs, and Boney James for whom he wrote the title track of the "Body Language" CD. He is my collaborator on the theme song we created for the 100 Black Men of America "What They See is What They'll Be." Come see us for our @elevateatl concert, Thursday October 18th beginning at 7 p.m. at Cascade United Methodist Church it's free so come early to get your best parking! #elevateswats #jazz #kbrewired
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    This Thursday. 7:00p.m. Free. Come join us, but come early for best parking. LOL @elevateatl #kbrewired
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    Great start yesterday to @elevateatl SWATS. With Camille Love, director of The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, which is responsible for the full programming of @elevateatl and the great and talented Sue Ross @photogriot, in front of the camera this time instead of behind it. The mirror image of me that I posted earlier is from a photo by Sue Ross many years ago.
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    OMG! Came across this in the Westgate Plaza in SWATS. Thank you, @elevateatl for the love. #kbrewired
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    MEET Kenny Banks, Sr., one of the "3 keys to Jazz" you will hear at next week's concert. I have lost track of how many years I've known Kenny. When he was first introduced at Cascade UMC, the entire church greeted him with a standing ovation on his very first solo. I knew he had a special gift, I introduced myself to him, and we have been working together ever since where the music is Gospel, jazz, or Soul Classics, he moves effortlessly among all genres and styles of music. He has been my MD, my songwriting collaborator, my arranger and my friend and he's a Libra! So grateful to be a part of the first @ElevateAtlanta schedule in SWATS! Come hear Kenny along with @PhilDavis, @KennyBanks Jr., and me next Thursday October 18th, beginning at 7 p.m. at Cascade UMC. It's free, so come early to get your best parking. Joining us on stage will be @chemarshall, @DarianEmory, and @JoelPowell. Also you'll hear from poet Opal Moore.
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    Yesterday is done. Today will be a good day. #forward #kbrewired
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    Congresswoman Maxine Waters, introducing #StaceyAbrams at the #womenforabrams gathering today !
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    Late post, about Saturday night. Great time performing with these guys for a gentleman's 90th birthday party! Note to my children: when I get to be 90 I want a party like THIS was: DJ, live jazz music, endless food, magnificent of the city from the Commerce Club, lots and lots of family and good friends! L-R: Kenny Banks, Sr., @MoffettEMorris, @DarianEmory, @davepotter
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    Every now and then you have to change things up, just because! #backtome #kbrewired
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    New food adventure! Waited an hour, and can't wait to dive in!
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    This! Everything. Another Queen among us!
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    Special screening of one of my favorite shows...#greenleaf
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    Photo by @Lashley. Dress by Zant Thomas. Braids by @nnr_hairloft #blff18 #BronzeLensAwards2018
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    What a day!! #blff18 More to come.
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    Grateful for our dedicated #BLFF18 volunteers. They are committed to help you have a fantastic @bronzelens experience!
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    Well, here we go! #BLFF18 gets a soft start today with a special screening at Southwest Arts Center of ISOKEN, a Nollywood film! Join us if you can. Full BronzeLens details at bronzelens.com #thatredlipthough
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    Street banners are up, y'all, ready to welcome our attendees from all over! On Peachtree Street, ATL! #blff18 Thanks, @imaracanady
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    Waaaaaaaay too soon. On the other hand, this also means that my wait for pumpkin spice latte is almost over!. LOL
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    My sisters! We have known and supported and loved and celebrated each other for 20 years or more! They are power personified. Erica, Valerie, and me. Happy birthday, Val!
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    Great training session this morning with the new BronzeLens social media team! We are so excited to have them! #bronzebabies #blff18
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    Back for more! My second time seeing my good friend and classmate and MV housemate, Denise Burse, starring in DOT at Southwest Arts Center through August 12th. Excellent cast, moving story. Come see for yourself before it's gone!
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    Is there a phone number for Instagram?? I am trying to send them the information needed to get the impersonator's page taken care of, but I keep getting a an error message. One more time, if you get a friend request or DM from me, block it and report. Thanks, y'all, for all of the alerts.
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    Enjoying tonight's episode of Queen Sugar even more then usual because it was directed by @#ayokachenzira, who will be honored at this year's Women Superstars Luncheon at @BronzeLens! Congratulations, Ayo!! Proud of you!
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    So - to my 'gram friends: My @Instagram account has been hacked. DO NOT accept any friend requests, or DM messages from the impersonator. Reporting now.
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    Went shopping in my closet. Found this beautiful African classic from around 2005. Still looks good!
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    Members of my church, Cascade United Methodist Church, are buying 1,000 Soles for Souls...New shoes for kids in our neighborhood for back to school! This group is just the beginning.
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    Big glasses and beaded braids. So 2018, right? Except this was taken in 1979! At some airport on the road with #RoyAyers. Great memories. #itstime2love #kbrewired
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    Today is one of the highlights of the BronzeLens Film Festival year: we announced the 83 official selections for the 2018 Festival! So excited! Congratulations to all of the official selections. #BLFF2018
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    #BLFF2018 official selections announced today, live via Facebook. Deidre and I were broadcasting from #CNN Studio 3. Thank you @turner !
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    I see you @thejasmineburke. Proud of you. Congratulations! #loveis #own
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    It's that time of year! South Georgia watermelons, straight from the farm, just in time for the 4th. When I was growing up the old folks always said that you should never buy a melon before the 4th. LOL
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    5 years ago my friend @omarihardwickofficial invited me and his family and friends to the preview screening in Atlanta of his brand new show called POWER. What a ride it has been, and tonight season 5 of his show premieres! Congratulations, @omarihardwickofficial ... so proud of you! Keep soaring, my friend!
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    So proud of our good friend @iamkennyleon, talking about his new memoir, "Take You Wherever You Go."
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    We"re coming to Charlotte and I'm excited!! Treasured music, sensational vocal performances featuring songs of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Phyllis Hyman, and Anita Baker! Please share with your Charlotte friends.
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    "...I will not be sidelined, sidetracked, or sidestepped, or put in a damn corner... It's my time!" -Violet, #Queensugar, Season 3, Episode 2. #mantra #ineedthetshirt #herwordsgavemelife #kbrewired #itstime2love
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    The phenomenal Dianne Reeves on stage at #Atlantajazzfestival with a shout out to Atlanta! #bliss
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    Absolutely thrilled to hear the great #RussellMalone at the #AtlantaJazzFestival. Praying that the rain holds. #ajf #kbrewired
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    One of the best parts of receiving my honorary doctorate during Founders Day at Spelman College was getting a chance to share my honor with my children.
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    ... And So It Begins. Tomorrow is the biggest day of my life, when I will receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Spelman College. I can't contain my excitement! And the celebration begins tonight with my #Spelman sisters. #forevergrateful #toGodbetheglory #kbrewired #itstime2love
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    This young lady is a special friend of mine, and I asked if I could share her prom photos. Isn't she stunning? But not only that, she is smart, an A student, a #Bronzelens volunteer for the past 4 years and today, she just got accepted to Spelman College!! Congratulations @garrrii!
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    The look on the Easter Bunny's face while listening to '45. #straightface
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    Happy Easter! Happy Resurrection Sunday, y'all!
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    He is a magician on the keys! @tyronejay3 debuting music from his brand new CD, "From the Mind of Tyrone Jackson!" Fantastic!!! Get it!
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    About last night2: So grateful to have wonderful friends like @CarmenBradford who brought a gift for me that I opened before the show began. It was a monogrammed handkerchief that belonged to Ella Fitzgerald! The spirit of THE greatest Jazz Diva was in the building for #sistersinsongatl. Thank you Carmen!
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    My after the show flow... #sistersinsongatl #kbrewired #itstime2love
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    #TBT. Sometime back in the big hair 80s!
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    #WCW honoring Dianne Reeves, who is one of my absolute favorite jazz vocalists! Come hear her music, along with the songs of other great divas of jazz, at the 2nd Annual Sisters in Song Get your tickets!
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    This special guy has a birthday today. Happy birthday, Michi! Love you much!
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    @ava, ATL and #BronzeLens sending much love! Folks are still coming in, but I had to get shot before the lights went down. LOL
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    Congrats to #JordanPeele! Best original screenplay!
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    My #mancrushMonday subject is none other than Robert Mueller! His all encompasing investigation into White House collusion, corruption, conspiracy, lies, and hypocrisy is absolutely fascinating! And if last week is any indication, there's so much more yet to come!
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    Don't miss us! Just two weeks away. Excited about this beautiful, amazing group of vocalists with the voices of life and so much music to share! Get your tickets now! We sold out last year, so don't wait until the last day! LOL
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    Time is flying! We're just three weeks away, and I hope that we'll see you there! Don't wait to get your good seats, because we sold out last year. Thank you for supporting jazz music!
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    Getting ready for another awesome show on March 18th! The "Sisters in Song" are back!! @juliedexter, Pamela Dillard, Dionne Farris, @theresa_hightower, @rhonvocals Rhonda Thomas will join me on Sunday, March 18th, at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, as we salute the music of some of Jazz's Greatest Divas. We want to see you! Get your tickets here: sistersinsong.eventbrite.com
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    Excited! It's about to start! #phildavis
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    Couldn't help myself... feeling quite Wakandan today! LOL #BlackPanther #Wakandaforever #kbrewired