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At 12:31am on February 6, 2012, Adam Johnston & James Street said…

Ricco,  Great to have you aboard!!!  Check out our events... it appears that you are a photographer so we should talk... I would love to have more of our shows shot!!  get in touch!!! jamesstreet422@yahoo.com

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At 2:26pm on September 14, 2010, Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas said…
I'll be participating in the MiniJazz Fest sponsored by Royal Tribes Music on Oct. 2 at Melange Bistro & Lounge downtown. Any chance you'll be covering that?
At 5:22pm on September 6, 2010, Marva Josie said…
Hi Ricco - Hope your doing well. Plans are for the restaurant - although schelduling is for next year. I will give you more information as it develops. Currently planning and working on directions for this project. Will know more about help as we press on. Great hearing from you and stay well.
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At 3:26am on August 30, 2010, Nola said…
thanks for the add! hope you enjoy the music!
At 5:26am on June 11, 2009, Victor Ruiz said…
Hey Man! Nice to see you here.
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At 12:13am on March 14, 2009, Kennard Roosevelt Williams said…
Its a pleasure to meet you. Welcome to the network.

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At 9:38pm on February 11, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome J.L.

We are glad to have you as a member of out online community. Post some images on your page and watch you friends accumulate. check out events page and make yourself familiar with the live venues. You'll have plenty of subject material that you can share online to help promote yourself. Your camera is a mirror that reflects what is happening. Enjoy and thanks for joining.

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