Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:
* Terry Perkins has a story in the St. Louis Beacon previewing saxophonist Willie Akins' reunion this weekend with the musicians who helped him record his CD Alima.
* Broadcaster Don Wolff has added another distribution outlet for the weekly audio edition of his program "I Love Jazz," which now also is available on Loudcaster Radio.
* The Ladue News has put online some party pics from last week's event co-sponsored by the Young Friends groups of Jazz St. Louis and the St. Louis Science Center.
* As part of her "day job" as Airman First Class for the U.S. Air Force, singer Carmen Emborski currently is deployed to the Middle East with the Air Force musical ensemble Starlifter, and is blogging about her experiences here. Here's hoping that Emborski and all our men and women in uniform can be brought home safely and as soon as possible...
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