Author Kim Betton

Kim Betton is the founder and editorial director of SmoothJazzTimes.com. The award winning television anchor/reporter and producer has worked in markets across the U.S.. including NBC4 & USA Sky Radio in Washington, DC, WBKW-TV Buffalo, New York, FOX 13 News Memphis and KARK4 / FOX 16 News in Little Rock,. Kim has a true love for good music! She is also a vocalist for smooth jazz and Broadway show tunes. Her love for music and the arts inspired her to launch this magazine. If you have a story idea email her at kim@smoothjazztimes.com. Thanks for checking us out! Enjoy!

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Keiko Matsui Opens DC’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, First Appearance since Returning from her Earthquake Ravaged Homeland Tokyo

Keiko Matsui was in Tokyo visiting family during the deadly tsunami and earthquake on March 11. Matsui is grateful to be alive and for the global support for her homeland. She’s using her music to help rebuild and restore faith. SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Kim Betton talked to Matsui from Tokyo and during her visit to Washington, DC.
The heartfelt story inside.

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STOP THE DEMOLITION! Help Save the Elvin Shephard House

The WNY and MMP are in the first stages of bidding on buying the house that is still on the demolition list, even though we blocked it from being torn down in July 2010.
 
Elvin was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1923, but his parents brought him to Buffalo when he was three and with the exception of times he spent in New York City and on the road with name bands, Buffalo was home ever since. It?s where he and his wife the former Alma Wilkins of St. Louis raised six children …

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