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Jazz Singer Jean Carne at Wolf Creek Park Amphitheatre Grand Opening

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ATLANTA, June 5, 2011, 3 a.m. (Redding News Review) – Jazz and pop singer Jean Carne over the weekend reminisced over working with a young Michael Jackson, during his time at Philadelphia International Records. “His voice was changing at the time and I just gave him some pointers of how to avoid the cracks,” Carne told Redding News Review. The Jacksons, who were her former ’70s lablemates, recorded two hit albums for Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff during their years at the Epic/Philadelphia International imprint. The 64-year-old noted that she has also worked with Mary Wilson, of The Supremes, and other rising stars. The “Was That All It Was” singer also talked about performing her ’70s disco hit in the controversial 2009 Academy Award-nominated drama “Precious.” “Its got its rough sides there is no denying that,” she said of the film. “But the public seemed to accept it for what it was.”

India Irie was the headliner for the inaugural show at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre which also featured TC Carson formerly of “Living Single.”

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