KUDOS AND CONGRATS . . .
. . . to Jack Reich, longtime concert promoter, band manager (NRBQ, Sun Ra's Arkestra), all-around music impresario, and a guy with one of the best ears for quality music in the business, who celebrated his 60th birthday on Saturday.
. . . to Casa Diablo regular Max Alexander, whose new book, Bright Lights, No City came out on July 17. Go get it or put it on reserve at your local library.
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