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New Century, Same Genius: Ornette Coleman at JVC

B.B. King

California’s wine country has turned into an economic and enological powerhouse by pursuing two complimentary strategies. While some wineries concentrate on marketing good, relatively inexpensive wines for the masses, others focus on creating rich, heady vintages prized by connoisseurs. In its second year, Sonoma Jazz has evidentially taken a cue from the industry that has made its hometown world famous. Running through Labor Day weekend from May 25-28, the festival has quickly established itself as a populist attraction by pairing world-class improvisers with musicians who carry crossover appeal.

Held just north of downtown under a gigantic tent shipped in

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