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José James channels Billie Holiday at a moving performance in Rochester

A two-pronged celebration, jazz and hip-hop artist José James’s performance at the Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall in Rochester on Jan. 17 commemorated both The Current’s tenth anniversary and the centennial of Billie Holiday—born in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915. James was introduced by Mark Wheat, who noted the artist’s “own way of approaching jazz” before […]

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