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Laverne Butler: A Foolish Thing to Do

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It’s both exciting and satisfying to hear a fledgling artist find her voice. When LaVerne Butler made her MaxJazz debut two years ago with Blues in the City, it suggested a promise unfulfilled. Blessed with a lovely voice and a technician’s musical savvy, Butler clearly had a head for jazz. That knowledge and skill still needed, though, to find its way to her heart.

There wasn’t yet, to paraphrase Gloria Steinem, enough there there.

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