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Jazz Notes series honors musical greats

Vocalist Marlena Smalls and the Lavon Stephens Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts in Beaufort as part of the Jazz Notes series. The program celebrates jazz and blues performers, including Sarah Vaughn, Etta James and Big Mama Thornton. Vic Varner and Friends will open the show, which features a Bossa Nova set with some early swing. Jazz Notes is part of a series of performances to raise money to bring national, regional and international performing artists to the Center for the Arts. Reserved tickets cost $22 for seniors, $18 for military and $15 for students. Tickets are $25 the day of the show.

Details: 843-521-4145

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