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K AESNDOLYN S! E GW N I BA I AM GIVING UP ON MY STREET WALKING DAUGHTER! Dear Gwendolyn: My wife left me with two small children. At the time she left, the children were age 10 and 12. That was five years ago. Immediately after she left, I was laid off from a good paying job. I was forced to move in with my parents. My mother especially has been so great in helping me with the children. My daughter is now 17 and my son is 15. My son likes sports, but his sister seems to like nothing. I had her in private school so that she could have a chance to meet a better class of people. Gwendolyn, this is my problem: My daughter ran away from home six months ago. She apparently met a man that has her walking the streets. It hurts me so badly. My mother and I went two weeks ago where we had heard she was. My mother cried as she cursed both of us out. I’m tired and I am going to let her go. Since having to deal with her corrupt ways, I have developed a heart condition. Jim

Dear Jim: I hate to hear of any mother deserting her children. Even when the marriage is bad most women will leave, but only with their children. I congratulate you for apparently seemingly doing a grand job of being both mother and father. Let me tell you this: Some girls are just a bad seed. Putting a child into private school is no guarantee the child will turn out to be good. Think about it. Bad girls and bad boys are in private schools as well. Take care of your health. Your daughter may come to realize her downfalls and shapes up her life. You know that you have done all that is possible to help her at this point. I know you are tired, but Jim, just in case she finds her way back home, --- leave the lights on.

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MARYLAND HBCU DESEGREGATION TRIAL NEARING AN END After six weeks of testimony, a major trial to determine whether Maryland’s four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been routinely denied funding and other needed resources that would have made them “comparable and competitive” with White universities in the state. George Curry The overwhelming majority of HBCUs, originally established shortly after the Civil War to prevent African-Americans from attending all-White state universities, are located in the South. The Maryland case Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, Inc., v. Maryland Higher Education Commission, et al. has attracted national attention, in part, because it involves a border state that, like the South, operated a rigidly segregated school system, but unlike the South, has largely escaped intense public scrutiny. The suit was originally filed in 2006 by the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, Inc., a community-based group comprised of alumni of public HBCUs in Maryland and other interested parties. It is seeking approximately $2.1 billion to upgrade the four state HBCUs: Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. The state of Maryland’s higher education system has a long history of racial segregation, according to witnesses and court documents. “Throughout its history, Maryland has systematically engaged in policies and practices that established and perpetuated a racially segregated system of higher education,” the suit asserts. “Maryland first instituted its system of public higher education in 1807 by establishing the University of Maryland at Baltimore. This was a White-only institution. “Maryland subsequently established four other White-only, public institutions of higher education: the University of Maryland, established in 1865; Towson University, established in 1866, Frostburgh State University, established in 1898; and Salisbury State University, established in 1922,” the suit continued. “The state began its dual-system by assuming control of The Baltimore Normal School, an all Black teacher’s school now known as Bowie State University. This was the beginning of Maryland’s segregated system of higher education.”

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Maryland was forced to expand educational opportunities for Blacks in order to qualify for federal land-grant funds. That led to the state also acquiring what is now the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State University and adding Coppin State University in 1950. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court issued its Brown v. Board of Education ruling, holding that segregated school systems violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. “Following Brown, Maryland did nothing more than lift the rule excluding Black students from White schools,” the lawsuit recounts. After passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state ended de jure segregation, opening the doors for African-Americans to attend all-White public universities. “In 1965, however, rather than encourage integration at Morgan State, Maryland established University of Maryland Baltimore County (“UMBC”). UMBC was a complete duplication of Morgan State’s entire institution, not just its programs,” the lawsuit stated. In 1969, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights notified the state of Maryland that it was one of 10 states operating a racially segregated system of higher education in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Two decades later, the only two states in the group still in noncompliance were Maryland and Mississippi. Facing the possibility of losing all federal education funds, Maryland reached agreements with the U.S. Department of Education in 1982 and again in 1985. The later called for “the enhancement of HBCUs to ensure that they are comparable and competitive with TWIs [traditionally White institutions] with respect to capital facilities, operating budgets and new academic programs.” A major component of the plan to strengthen HBCs and encourage more Whites to attend them called for the avoiding program duplication at nearby White universities. However, more than a half dozen programs at TWIs duplicated programs already in existence at Maryland’s HBCUs. Testifying as an expert witness, University of Wisconsin Education Professor Clifton F. Conrad said that the state of Maryland still operates a segregated higher education system. “The dual education systems remain,” he testified. “There continues to be substantial differences - severe differences - in terms of the number of programs and the quality of programs.

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The Lone Star Project, a federal political action committee said last week that the state’s congressional redistricting proposal continues Texas Republicans’ dishonest attack on voters. Even though minorities made up 80 percent of the new Texas population over the last decade and were solely responsible for Texas gaining four new congressional seats, the AG’s proposal likely will not result in any additional minority opportunity districts. The group said Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is seeking cover for his cynical proposal by

citing the support of one plaintiff group and opportunistic elected officials like Congressman Henry Cuellar. Henry Cuellar, of course, has a long history of betraying Latino voters and his constituents to appease high-level Republicans the group says. During the 2001 and 2003 Texas redistricting battles, Cuellar aligned himself with Tom DeLay. In response, prominent groups who oppose the AG’s plan filed a formal advisory with the San Antonio Federal Court earlier last week. Among others, they include, the National Office of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the

NAACP, the Gonzales Plaintiffs and the Quesda/ Veasey Plaintiffs. The Mexican American Legislative Caucus also opposes the AG’s plan. Under the current congressional plan, minority voters have the opportunity to elect their candidate of choice in 11 of 32 districts, or 34.4 percent. Under the AG’s proposed interim plan, the number is likely reduced to only 11 of 36 districts, which is only 30.5 percent. Abbott’s proposal is another example of Texas Republican leaders choosing to attack and reduce the voting strength of Texas Hispanics and African Americans rather than treating the communi-

ties with respect and simply working to earn their votes. From the beginning, the group says, “The AG has refused to negotiate with all parties and now is playing fast and loose with press statements purporting to have more support than actually exists. After spending what is likely millions of taxpayer dollars on expensive outside legal counsel, and after losing key rulings before two federal courts, the Attorney General still refuses to agree to discuss fair plans. The supposed compromise map is no more than a slightly tweaked version of the state’s illegal legislativelyenacted map. The

Lone Star Project-supported plaintiffs will continue to pursue action in the San Antonio and DC District courts to ensure that the voting rights of Texas voters are upheld.” The Group Says AG’s Plan Likely Gives Anglo Republicans Control of All Four Additional Texas Seats In the Districts below, Hispanic and/or African American voters reliably elected their candidate of choice in most elections in 2008 and 2010 and qualify as minority ability-to-elect districts. As is evident, the AG’s plan has a net increase of zero new minority opportunity districts.

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Current Plan District 9 (Al Green) District 15 (Hinojosa) District 16 (Reyes) District 18 (Jackson Lee) District 20 (Gonzalez) District 23 (Canseco) District 25 (Doggett) District 27 (Farenthold) District 28 (Cuellar) District 29 (G Green) District 30 (EB Johnson) Total: 11 AG’s Proposed Plan District 9 (Al Green) District 15 (Hinojosa) District 16 (Reyes) District 18 (Jackson Lee) District 20 (Gonzalez) District 28 (Cuellar) District 29 (G Green) District 30 (EB Johnson) District 33 (new Dallas)

District 34 (new Cameron County)

District 35 (new Austin/SA) Total: 11

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B.U.I.L.D Brothers United in leadership Development Founder of Build Mr. Dave Spencer Prison Offender

I am Dave Spencer of Dallas and co-founder of BUILD, an organization built on God’s agenda. The goal is to help troubled youths turn their life around-not with scare tactics, but with true life testimonies. I am a second term offender. I served 10 years in prison during my first term on a 25 year aggravated sentence for first degree murder and attempted murder. After only staying out of prison for 3 short years, today my home is the largest maximum security prison in Texas. I am serving a 75 year aggravated sentence now for the first degree murder. Before, I lead a destructive criminal life, I was an average young man making good grades in school and having the best parents in the world. In high school, I ran track and had a future ahead with scholarships offers from different universities and colleges. My 11th grade year, I decided that I was going to quit school and become a big time drug dealer. This broke my parent’s heart, but it still wasn’t enough to make me see the light. After two years of dealing drugs, I started using. Throughout all of this my cocaine free-based habit deleted the cars, jewelry, cash, so-called girlfriends and nearly my life. One night while getting ready to go out to a club, I heard a voice within like the good Lord was saying, ‘Dave take a good look at you son.’ Afterwards, I began to shed tears. I called my parents for help and even though I disappointed them, they were still in my corner and enrolled me in a drug rehabilitation center in Fort Worth, Texas. While in Fort Worth Drug Rehabilitation Center in 1985 of March, I received terrible news from my parents that one of my brothers was killed by a so-called friend. After spending 30 days in the drug rehab center I returned home not long after his death, I set out to get revenge over my brother’s death which caused me to be placed in Beto#1 Prison Unit. I stuck out like a sore thumb because I was only 18 years old at the time. In the prison system today, seeing an 18 year old offender is no surprise and this hurts me deeply. I think about the young offender’s parent’s agony and the fact that some of these guys won’t ever get out again. By praying and seeking a solution of eliminating this cycle of self-destruction in our young men, God has given me a vision to create a youth reform organization called BUILD.(Through Christ all things are possible) You can write to Ruby Grant at c/o Garland Journal News, PO Box 24, Greenville, TX 75403 or email her at (

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For as the body is one, and has many members. And all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: So also is Christ. 1Corin. 12:18

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Garland Mayor Ronald E. Jones will deliver his annual “State of the City Address” at the Garland Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atrium at the Granville Arts Center in Downtown Garland. The Mayor will review milestones from 2011 and look ahead to exciting expectations for 2012. The Mayor will take questions from the audience at the end of his presentation. To register to attend the Garland Chamber of Commerce luncheon, visit or call 972-272-7551. The Mayor’s presentation also will be recorded for broadcast on the City’s government access cable channel, CGTV, on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. and will be available on demand via the City’s website, CGTV is available on Verizon FIOS channel 44 and Time Warner channel 16.

Following is Mayor Jones most recent message. As we greet 2012, I want to take a moment to reflect on our milestones in 2011. This past year was a busy one as we ended the year with new foundations and partnerships for the future of Garland. A key component to moving forward with marketing the City of Garland was to finish the branding study. In March 2011, the City Council approved a new brand for the City that showcases the many things that make Garland unique, including its strong manufacturing base, abundant career opportunities and family friendly

atmosphere. The new tag line, “Texas Made Here,” speaks to the many things that are made and produced in Garland. You will begin to see the new logo phased in around Garland. Continuing with improving services for our residents, last year we began a new partnership to open more doors for homeless pets. The City reopened the vacant fire station at 3136 S. Shiloh Road for an offsite adoption center that is operated by the Animal Services Department and Garland Pawsibilities to increase shelter adoptions and assist with medical care and pet education.



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We also celebrated the long-awaited opening of the President George Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension. This 9.9-mile toll road extends from State Highway 78 to Interstate Highway 30. The $958 million project took three years to complete and was constructed in partnership with the North Texas Tollway Authority and Texas Department of Transportation. During the past year, the City has remained fiscally conservative and financially sound. The City

Council approved the combined budget of $10.4 million for 2011-12. In November, the City was affirmed with a AAA bond rating from Fitch for its General Obligation refunding bond issues and all outstanding tax-supported debt. By receiving this AAA rating, the City has saved almost $1.5 million in its most recent bond issue. Garland remains the City of Choice, and I am ready to hit the ground running again in 2012 and look forward to the great things to come in Garland.

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SPIRIT TO MORE THAN TRIPLE NUMBER OF CITIES SERVED FROM DFW Miramar, Florida- Spirit Airlines is doubling the number of cities it serves from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from

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Spirit also announced that it will begin four weekly flights between DFW and Tampa starting May 4, 2012. In addition,

Spirit has filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin service between DFW and Toluca/ Mexico City. Schedules and fares will be announced upon receipt of necessary governmental approval. By this spring, Spirit will more than triple the number of cities it serves from DFW since it start offering its ultra low fares to the Metroplex a year ago. In addition to Tampa, Spirit recently announced that it will begin service between DFW and Myrtle Beach with three non-stop flights per week starting on May 3, 2012. Daily non-stop service from DFW to Boston and Phoenix-Mesa starts on March 22, 2012. To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes

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and fees, between DFW and the new cities of Atlanta. In addition, Spirit is offering $38.79 fares, which is a $19.00 base fare plus taxes

and fees, between DFW and New York LaGuardia, and $48.79 fares, which is a $29 base fare plus taxes and fees,* between DFW and Orlando. “We are excited to be liberating even more customers from high fares as we continue to grow the number of cities we serve from Dallas/ Fort Worth,” said Spirit’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. “Our cheap base fares give consumers the opportunity to save money on travel, and our range of optional services for a fee allows customers

the freedom to choose only the extras they value.” “We welcome the addition of new Spirit Airlines service from DFW to Atlanta, Orlando and New York City, and we are pleased to see even more flights coming later this spring,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “Spirit’s tremendous expansion at our Airport means that our passengers will benefit from having more travel options and more choices to fly.” “Dallas/Fort Worth is a popular destination for Tampa travelers, so we’re delighted that Spirit is adding that city to its roster. Having a low-cost carrier like Spirit serving Dallas helps the entire Tampa Bay community by increasing competition and making airfares more affordable for more people,” said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano.


DEWEY FITZPATRICK: FREEDOM, BARBEQUE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP Dewey and Goldie Fitzpatrick built world-class barbeque business.

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When all the history books covering the 20th and 21st Century of Greenville and Hunt County are finally written, future scholars

should be able to find a Mr. Dewey Fitzpatrick somewhere among the prolific business pioneers. The major part his life he owned the longest-lasting black-owned business in

Greenville, the world-famous Spare Rib. It was among the premier barbeque Texas establishments in Texas. Its opening covered the latter half of the 20th Century till he shut it doors at

the dawn of the 21st Century in 2003. You can find him today offering kindly advice to other entrepreneurs. And, when it opened in the 1940s it was the first restaurant in Greenville to have one door. “Blacks and whites used the same door for service,” says Fitzpatrick. But, years before the Spare Rib, the 87 year-old Fitzpatrick studied Agricultural at Tuskegee Institute [Tuskegee University] under George Washington Carver. “Yeap, back then we didn’t know nothing about a television,” he says. Fitzpatrick, like most African American World War II veterans who saw the

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contradiction between fighting for freedom abroad and having no freedom in America. The Palestine, Texas native says he learned rather quickly that education would be important for advancement. After attending Law School in Chicago he eventually landed in Greenville as the principal of Oakland Vocational School for Veterans in the 1950s. Located on Johnson St. near downtown, the school taught veterans cooking, baking, tailoring, mechanics and other vocational skills. Fitzpatrick spent his spare time cooking barbeque on the side. By the 1960s Fitzpatrick’s Spare Rib business was

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beginning to thrive. Together, with his wife Goldie by his side, the couples’ flair for serving great barbeque was rapidly becoming world-famous. Their greatest leap of faith came in the 1970s when they moved the Spare Rib from Johnson St. to a seemly lonely spot on Wesley Street, and on the other side of the freeway past everything. Today, the site sits in the center of Greenville’s main economic retail engine sector. A Super Walmart stands across the street. Euro style strip centers and several international hotel suites surround Continued Page 9

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Edward Markiest Wheaton’s blood must have cried from the grave last week when a jury locked and a mistrial was declared in the case

of Francisco Javier DavilaRodriguez. Unlike Javier Davila-Rodriguez, Edward Markiest Wheaton, who was unarmed, never had his day in court. He died after about 28 rounds were fired into him and his pick-up truck at a main Greenville intersection. “The manner and methods by which an unarmed and impaired Wheaton, was summarily killed, raises serious cause for investigation as to whether his civil rights were violated,” read a letter from the NAACP Greenville Branch to the US Department of Justice in September 2010. “What should have been a

skilled “stop and arrest” by professional law enforcement officers instead became a sloppy execution of justice,” the letter concluded. This brings us back to Javier Davila-Rodriguez. Even a jury of his “unlikely peers” apparently found a sliver of truth in the argument of his defense attorney Cariann Abramson when she argued in court that law enforcement officers shot and wounded an armed DavilaRodriguez without provocation, accusing the officers of “making a mistake” as they answered a “shots fired call.” Abramson’s point raises echoes of Wheaton’s cousin Ruthie Derrough-Snowden, who said at a sparsely

attended rally in Greenville a month after his death, “We want justice for the three trigger happy shooting officers’ excessive behavior in their vicious murder on an unarmed man.” Once Wheaton was demonized by the city’s mainstream press the African American and minority community seemed to have lost any sympathy for the Wheaton’s family plight or for the manner and cause of his death. It is not alright -as Wheaton’s blood cries from the ground and as the Hunt County jury made up of “unlikely peers” as in the Javier Davila-Rodriguez case illustrates - for the African

American community to sits on the sideline decade after decade and cries for justice only when it directly effects us personally. Depending on juries made up of “unlikely peers” to ensure that we have justice in the court room day after

day is like depending on the Lottery for survival. Despite the mistrial, Javier DavilaRodriguez is still in jail, and still suffers from the wounds he received. Edward Markiest Wheaton’s blood is still just crying from the grave.

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the area. Asked if Colored folks thought he was crazy for moving the Spare Rib out in the middle of nowhere, he says he felt good about the move. “I imagine they did say I was crazy,” he says.

But, he says that the “crazy” one-door policy is an accomplishment he is most proud of. Reflecting on Black History Month, he says the policy was validated through the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Continued Page 11

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THAT’S LOVE Patricia R. McCurdy There are many observances noted during the month of February. Some of these include President’s Day, Black History, American Heart Awareness, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. Possibly the most universally celebrated of these is Valentine’s Day, also known as Love Day! Valentine’s Day is appropriately known as Love Day because it is a day when many people profess their love for significant others in their lives. Saint Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14 was named after one or more Christian martyrs named Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius in 496 AD. It was traditionally a day when individuals sent flowers, confectionery and greeting cards (called valentines) to their sweet hearts. The holiday became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages when courtly love flourished (Wikipedia). Today the holiday is celebrated around the world and extends beyond the confines of romantic love. As we know there are many kinds of love directed toward people. They include Eros, Philia and Agape. Eros, romantic love, is dependent upon situations and circumstances. Philia is love of friendship and fellowship with those we enjoy being with. This love too can be based upon situations, expectations and perceptions of others. Agape love unlike the previous types of love is not based upon conditions. It is divine love. This type of love is Christian love. It is love for fellow man. God’s Divine Plan provides that “We love our neighbors as we love ourselves” (Matt.22:39). In fact, it is the Second Commandment. The First Commandment being the Greatest Commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matt.22:37-38). Jesus set a wonderful example of agape love throughout his life. He loved his father with all his heart, soul and mind. He was obedient, loved others and lovingly gave of himself, his time and energies serving others. Finally, God demonstrated the greatest example of love through sending us his son Jesus. For it was that while we were sinners, Jesus died for our sins (Rom.5:8). Now, that’s Love!

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EASTFIELD EVENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH MESQUITE– Eastfield College will celebrate this February with a month long marathon of events that highlight the legacy of African Americans. Remaining events this month include: 22nd annual Eastfield African-American Read-In: Wednesday, February 15, 11:28 a.m.-1 p.m., S100. Works of black writers are displayed, shared and read by volunteers. Local entertainers as well as the Eastfield Jazz Ensemble will perform. Take the “A Train” to the S Building and celebrate as we go uptown to pay special tribute to the Harlem Renaissance. Open to the public.

All That’s Jazz with Fingerprints: Wednesday, February 15, 12:30- 1:30 p.m., Performance Hall. Contemporary Jazz with a soulful R & B feel in the vein of Spyro Gyra and Pieces of a Dream. Fingerprints delivers exceptional grooves and emotional energy. The ART of Living Black (Library Exhibit): Thursday, February 23 11a.m. - 12 p.m., L200. Eastfield’s Library will showcase student art work that describes their African-American life experiences for the entire month of February. Discover their inspirations by attending the

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Library reception held in their honor. Who Cares What Black People Think Anyway: Wednesday, February 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., C135. Who Cares What Black People Think Anyway? – The dialog continues in this open discussion of the issues facing black people in American culture. Share your views and increase your awareness of what is really going on around you. Special guest speakers including, Mr. Jamal Allen Rasheed, CEO/Founder, Every Mountainside Oscar Micheaux’s Monday Matinee’s Afri-

can-American Film Festival: Monday, February 6, 13 & 27, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.C135. As the most successful and prolific of black filmmakers, Micheaux was vital to African- American and overall American consciousness. Micheaux provided a diverse portfolio of non-stereotyped black characters, as well as images and stories of AfricanAmerican life. Short film and discussion. Eastfield College, one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges, is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, just north of I-30.


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Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1233 State Highway 66, in Garland will host a Black History Symposium Feb. 22, 2012 at 7p.m. The group will discuss, “The Warmth Of The Other Suns”, by Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Isabel Wilkerson. The book tells the true story of decades-long migration of six million African Americans from the South, to Northern and Western cities, in search of a better life. Come and be apart of the discussion on how these individuals changed our cities, our country, our lives...the face of America. The Symposium is free and open to the public. for more information, call 972-276-5218 or go to

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The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds presents Jazz Reborn on March 10 at 7:30 pm at the Plaza Theare. The Performance will include Jazz from the 1940’s and 1950’s. The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds seeks to showcase the talents of the Dallas area’s most outstanding musicians, presenting the broadest spectrum of wind literature at the highest caliber of performance. The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds strives to foster a desire for live performance in today’s youth – the audience of the future. The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and adjacent areas. It is currently based in Rowlett, Texas. The personnel of The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds are drawn from diverse organizations: from several symphony orchestras, and from university music programs. All dedicate their talent to The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds because of its goal for being a resource to the public for presenting original and transcribed symphonic compositions for winds. For more information call 972-463-0000 or email

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