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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A young white musician sings for racial harmony

Jordan Umbach of Washington, Pa., performs a song tonight he wrote to protest the 2006 church burnings in America's South. His appearance in his hometown at the George Washington Hotel is part of this city's bicentennial celebration.

He is backed up by members of various male choirs from local black churches to celebrate the city's African-American heritage.

This young guy who is featured in Pittsburgh's City Paper appears to have a future in the music industry.

Pittsburgh's soul man Billy Price takes the stage Friday night, followed by a bluegrass lineup Saturday at Washington & Jefferson College headlined by country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich.

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