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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.

Beyond the Music, Irene Cara’s Career Struggled To The End.

When she began to question the music industry’s ‘standards and practices’, her career struggled to the end. Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Grand Prix Espoo

The sixth and final leg of the senior Grand Prix heads to the city of Espoo, which is located just outside of the capital city of Helsinki, Finland. Espoo is the corporate home to Finnish technology giant, Nokia and chocolate … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – NHK Trophy

The Grand Prix series heads to the other side of the globe and the country of Japan for the NHK Trophy.  Slots for the Grand Prix Final have been clinched, and more will be determined this weekend. Men: Japan’s Shoma … Continue reading

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25 Great War Movies for Veterans Day

Now some movies on the list really aren’t actual war films, as they may have no violence depicted.  But the theme of military veterans struggling to make it after years of combat is considered timely.  Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – MK John Wilson Trophy

It’s hard to believe that a country rich in figure skating tradition, from John Curry to legendary ice dancers, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, has never hosted a senior Grand Prix event. That all ends this week, as Sheffield makes … Continue reading

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Threestyle’s New Syndicated Radio Show Comes to Smooth Jazz and More

The program showcases new music from the group, and interviews interviews from various music artists.  Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Grand Prix de Internationaux de France

The Grand Prix series moves east across the ocean and into the beautiful city of Angers. Located in the western portion of France beside the Maine river at the edge of the Loire Valley, this city has the look of … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Skate Canada International

The Grand Prix Series moves north of the border to Mississauga, Ontario; just west of Toronto.  This will be the 5th Skate Canada International competition, with the last event taking place in 2016.  That year, Patrick Chan won his 6th … Continue reading

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Email Marketing isn’t, SPAM, Dude!

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you know who your allies are, and who your enemies are” Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Grand Prix Series, Skate America

The new cycle of figure skating actually began with the end of the Winter Olympics, where skaters and teams either retired, or decided to take a break from competition.  The war in Ukraine forced the International Skating Union to take … Continue reading

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