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MUSICIAN Born:

Warren Keller

The child of an elite pianist and teacher, and a world-class operatic baritone, Warren began playing and singing early. His father Howard Keller, blessed with an amazingly rich voice, studied with Carlton Gauld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Gauld). His dear mother Roslyn, apprenticed with several luminaries: Anatole Kitain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_Kitain), Constance Keene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Keene), and her husband Abram Chasins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Chasins). As a teacher, 'Roz' was responsible for forming the early careers of Joel Levine (http://www.okcphilharmonic.org/joel-levine) and Sting’s occasional accompanist, Ken Helman (http://kenhelman.com)

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Peg Leg Sam: Kickin' It

Read "Kickin' It" reviewed by Ed Kopp

The late Peidmont blues harpist Peg Leg Sam (real name Arthur Jackson) was a true ramblin' bluesman who lost his right leg in 1930 when he tried to hop a freight train in North Carolina. When he wasn't riding the rails, the South Carolinian worked as an entertainer with a medicine show run by “Chief Thundercloud," ...