Gary Jackson

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Review: 'Hopeville Tour'

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The reigning kings and queen of urban gospel had more than enough firepower and passion to keep the four-hour Hopeville show moving at a smooth, never preachy, pace. The Broadway-like "Love of My…

Review: 'LL Cool J'

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Underlining his enviable position as a rapper with a still-healthy 17-year track record, LL Cool J barked to a packed house: "I came to the House of Blues to prove I'm still LL Cool J," and proceeded…

Review: 'Claudia Acuna'

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Chile-born Claudia Acuna came to town to present material from her recently released second Verve album, "Rhythm of Life," and consistently sang to the back of the room. Her well-crafted vocal style…

Review: 'Remy Shand'

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The audience that filled the El Rey was as eager to be musically satisfied by Remy Shand as that in his current "Take a Message" video, in which he is seen playing to a skeptical, mainly black, aud…

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