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KELLY CLARKSON @ 1ST BANK CENTER
After winning American Idol in 2002, Kelly Clarkson scored a contract with RCA Records and released her debut, Faithful, the following year. Since then, the singer-songwriter went on to release another four albums, including last year's Stronger, which has hints of country, R&B in it as well as pop. Arguably the most successful artist the Fox flagship has ever spawned, Clarkson has a distinctive, instantly identifiable voice that bolsters the believability of her woman-scorned songs of empowerment.
"LATIN QUARTER" WITH THE MANUEL LOPEZ LATIN JAZZ TRIO
Colorado native Manuel Lopez discovered a fondness for Latin music after he stared playing congas in his early teens, and then found his way to the drum kit. Together with pianist Peter Ellingson and bassist Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa, Lopez's trio delves into a variety of repertoire from old Cuban standards to more modern arrangements. The trio plays at Dazzle every Sunday evening.
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