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Sharp Notes November 04 2000

TLC's T-Boz and her new husband, rapper Mack 10, gave birth to their first child, a girl they've named Chase, Oct. 20 in Los Angeles. Could this newborn serve as a replacement for T-Boz's flighty and sometimes-infantile groupmate Lisa Lopes?
Berry's back! In one of his first recorded efforts since leaving R.E.M three years ago, Bill Berry plays percussion on several tracks of the new Tourette's Syndrome benefit CD, Welcome Companions, and joins with Davis Causey (formerly of Sea Level) on an instrumental entitled "Riviera Nap." Check out either of these websites for more info: www.fowlercd.com and www.polyglotmusic.com.
Nearly two years since signing to Motown Records, local soul singer/songwriter India Arie has finally shown up on record. While her solo debut is still on the way, slated for early 2001, Arie's "In My Head" appears on the Motown soundtrack for Spike Lee's latest flick, Bamboozled, alongside tracks by Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Prince and fellow Atlantans Goodie Mob. As a bonus track at the end, the CD also features minute-long snippets of five other Arie tracks.
Legal aid. Since the tickets ran $250 you probably weren't there, but local blues diva Francine Reed recently played a benefit for the 25th anniversary gala for Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Proving that all entertainment attorneys aren't greedy shysters, the nonprofit organization has provided millions of dollars of pro bono legal services to limited-income artists and arts organizations since 1975. For more info on this organization, contact Hank Kimmel at 404-634-8334.
Atlanta's hard rocking metal rappers Sevendust rip into a cover of LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali" on the recently released Take a Bite Outta Rhyme compilation. They unite with similarly styled bands who remake '80s and '90s hip-hop classics