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Gerald Ford would have turned 100 this year. To mark the event, there’s a tribute dinner and panel discussion next week.

Gerald Ford in 1974

Photo: G.R. Ford Presidential Library

David Moore
April 30, 2013 | WGVU  

Gerald Ford would have turned 100 this year.  To mark the event, there’s a tribute dinner and panel discussion next week. 

Taking part will be his Vice President Dick Cheney, former White House speech writer Ben Stein, Bob Schieffer, CBS correspondent during the Ford presidency, retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcraft and Mr. Ford’s son Steven.

The dinner is May 6, and the next day, there’s a ribbon cutting for a new exhibition at the museum.   Museum Curator Don Halloway gives us a sneak peek at Growing Up Grand.

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Mexican jazz vituoso Alex Mercado releases new trio CD
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St. Cecilia offers jazz improv and band classes
  September 5, 2014  |  WGVU  St. Cecilia Music Center is known for world class performances from the finest of classical and jazz musicians. But it has also had a tradition of music education as well. There have been after school classes for young musicians for decades and now St. Cecilia is expanding with two new jazz classes, one for improvisation and the other for band performance. Dr. Robin Connell talks with WGVU about auditions this Saturday morning for high school student musicians...   
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