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July 21, 2012
Morning Journal News


The Salem community missed a wonderful experience recently when the Jack Halkides Quintet from Canton played at the Salem Community Center. There were only about 30 persons in the audience with a few of those coming all the way from Canton.

Their music is "soft" jazz and features vocalist Peggy Coyle, who did an awesome job of singing "My Romance," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Ain't Misbehaving," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and many more. Besides Peggy's amazing voice, the instruments consist of the piano, base fiddle, saxophone, trombone and drums. Salem's own Jack Yarnell was on drums. This is part of the summer concert series normally held at the band shell.

For many years, Mr. Yarnell has almost singlehandedly raised the money to put on these concerts, which are free to the public. I would like to encourage you to take advantage of these wonderful concerts and commend Jack for his devotion in bringing them to us.

David Hazen




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