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Concert Review: Snoop Dogg at The Metro Centre
(September 2009, Halifax)

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The eminent gangsta rap superstar Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Calvin Broadus) turned in a good performance of his own in Halifax on Sunday, September 13th, 2009. However, his backline didn’t measure up, the sound quality at the venue was awful, and the performances of both opening acts were almost entirely without merit.

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(September 2009, Halifax)

Kenny Garrett at the Main Stage Tent
(2009 Atlantic Jazz Festival, Halifax)

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Kenny Garrett, the 49-year-old Detroit-native, Miles Davis alum and alto sax legend, blew the roof off the tent during the festival’s opening night. His quartet, made up of electric bass, drums, keyboards (Hammond B3 + synths) and alto sax, rocked the house with a whole night of simple, solid, bluesy tunes.

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(2009 Atlantic Jazz Festival, Halifax)