NEWS FEATURE: Czech composer brings jazz Mass to United States

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c. 1998 Religion News Service PRAGUE, Czech Republic _ Growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, Karel Ruzicka would listen with rapt enthusiasm to American black gospel music, particularly the vaulting, robust singing of Mahalia Jackson.”It was the only possibility to listen to American music in the 1950s,”he recalled. The government made this exception to its quarantine […]

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