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In recognition of the 37th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute, hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds filled the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall. The program opened with a heartfelt remembrance of Dr. Reginald Buckner, a legendary jazz musician, professor, and pioneer of the first academic jazz studies program at “The U. Host Chadwick…

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Chadwick “Niles” Phillips was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He is the CEO and founder of The Avant Garde LLC, which is a music, arts, and entertainment company. He is also a hip-hop artist, director, producer, actor, host, songwriter, motivational speaker and teacher of his own curriculum titled Hip-Hop, History and The Arts. He graduated from…

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