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New Year's Resolution: Take Some Musical Chances, Phoenix

Is it possible to have a New Years Resolution for a whole city? Not sure, but I have one. One for Phoenicians one and all, myself included. So here goes: Let's take some musical risks, Phoenix. Let's look for opportunities to try new things. No sticking to known quantities.

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Mike Bogumill
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