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Robert McCarther CD Release

Congratulations to Detroit vocalist Robert McArther on the release of his new CD "That's Me". It's a great CD with songs you don't hear much as well as two original tunes by Detroit songwriters. Check it out at cdbaby.com. I…

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My 60th Birthday Party @ Murphy's

My children gave me a birthday at Murphy's last night. It was great!! I saw many old friends, and enjoyed my brothers, sisters, uncle, cousins, and a brother whom I had never met. He's almost 50. We partied in the…

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RIP Margaret "Rusty" Monroe

Rusty was laid to rest in Marion, Ohio Wednesday, October 15, 2008. There was no funeral service, just a private burial for the family. The family requested that no flowers or cards be sent, but some of the girls -…

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In Memory of

Margaret "Rusty" Monroe Former Owner, Rusty's Jazz Cafe, (11-22-18 to 10-11-08) Maryann Russo, Vocalist (9-22-08) Dick Garris (5/25/08) Jimmy Cook, Trumpeter (5/9/08) Tony Ben, Percussionist(1/08) Donald Walden, Saxophonist, Educator & Michigan Jazz Master (4/08)…

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Jimmy Cook T-shirts

It was great to see Jan Cook and other members of the family at Murphy's last night. Jan and Suzanne, Jimmy's daughter, were wearing these wonderful black t-shirts with a photo of Jimmy holding his trumpet. You'll love it If…

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Rusty's Jazz Reunion Picnic 7-20-08

The picnic was nice although the guest of honor was not able to attend. I spoke to her on Monday of this week, and she sounded wonderful. Her voice was strong, and she said she felt better than she had…

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Maryann Russo Scholarship Benefit

The benefit for Maryann Russo at the Rouge Bistro on Sunday, June 29, 2008 was an unqualified success! There was standing room only, and all the jazz community came out to support this event. It was great to see folks…

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Rusty's Jazz Reunion Picnic

Sunday, July 20, 2008 is the date for the 4th annual Rusty's Jazz Reunion Picnic at Toledo Botanical Garden in Toledo, Ohio. The event will run from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you are planning to attend, there will…

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Now on YouTube.com

My performances from Channel 24's "Glass City Jazz Show" are now on YouTube.com. If you go to that site, just do a search for "Ramona Collins" , and three separate videos should appear. Others who have been featured on the…