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Bobby Broom Broadcast to Ring in 2002

The traditional New Year’s Eve icons are a baby (representing the incoming year) and an old man (representing the outgoing year). With the ever-present Dick Clark, we’ve got our old man, though he still doesn’t look it. But I’m coming up short for a baby. Better make it a Bobby.

This Dec. 31, as you set the champagne in an ice bucket to chill, you may want to turn down the television during Clark’s annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve program and set the radio dial to NPR for a live-concert by Bobby Broom (pictured left). The soul-jazz guitarist will ring in 2002 with his trio and special guest saxophonist Eric Alexander, broadcasting from Pete Miller’s Steakhouse in Evanston, Ill.

If you want to brush up on your Broom before the broadcast, his latest album is Stand! (Premonition), a collection of pop tunes by artists like the Beatles, Johnny Nash and the Mamas and the Papas.

For a list of NPR stations in your area, visit Drive safely.

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