“There really would be no ‘American’ music without the contributions of African Americans."
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Jason Rafferty discusses his art from drawing to oil painting, his training from Asheville to France and back again to the River Arts District, his classes, and how his style has always been inspired by jazz musicians.
February is the perfect month to spice it up, and if you want to do it with wine, carménère is the way to warm your palate and the heart of the one drinking a glass with you.
"It’s wonderful to know that we have made a difference and enriched a life. It’s just a great way to help those in need.”
“We are two photographers creating images in completely different ways."
It is February. Snow covers the ground in a section of the Blue Ridge Mountains that is Virginia’s Roanoke Valley. The writer Annie Dillard is tiptoeing along the banks of a creek near her house, attempting rather comically to hide behind the naked trees of winter.
“Fans of jazz, swing and Big Band will find a lot to like...but I hope it appeals to a wide variety of music fans.”
“We are a very smart people and we can do this. We can make this move. We really have no choice.”