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Righteous Riff March 28, 2002

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-Tax exemption is approved
-New TOLL FREE phone number
-Still searching for a home
- Cab Calloway Orchestra very busy
-2 New Board Members

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**CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA VERY BUSY

After a terrific Gig at Carnegie Hall a tremenous Gig at the 14th Annual "Steppin Out" Jazz Festival in Boston and a fabulous Gig at the Waldorf Asoria in NYC, the Cab Calloway Orchestra has been very busy making bookings for the 2002/2003 season.  There will be a great number of gigs across the country, winding up with New Year's Eve 2003 in San Francisco.  As soon as the itinerary is set, it is posted here in our Touring Calendar!  Look for details of our European tour in July of 2003.

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**IRS APPROVES TAX EXEMPTION


DONATIONS ARE NOW TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

On February 27, 2002, we received final approval from the Internal Revenue Service as an 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. It was a protracted struggle that went on for nearly six months, but it's done.  Thanks to our attorneys at Paul Weiss:  Ron Billingsley, Michele Kron, and Sandra Nay.

This means we can now accept donations on a tax deductible basis.  So all of you who have just been waiting for this news to make a contribution, the time is now.
Our address:
Cab Calloway Harlem Renaissance Center
61 East 125th St. Suite 122
New York, NY 10035

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**NEW TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER

In honor of our enhanced status in the world, we've gone overboard and gotten ourselves a toll free phone number.  So when you're on the beach in Miami or Santa Catalina or Maui, you can call your friends at the Calloway Center and it won't cost you anything!

The number is  866-841-9139 x 1584

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**SEARCHING FOR A HOME

With the change in mayor in NYC came a change in the city's decision to vacate the building that houses the Museum of the City of New York.  Mayor Bloomberg has indicated vigorously that the Museum will not be moving downtown, but staying put.  Obviously, this puts an end to our plans to take over that structure.

We have been in close communication with several people and organizations in upper Manhattan to seek out an alternative arrangement and there are a number of very promising possibilities.

If you have any ideas, please be sure to share them with us.

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**CALLOWAY CENTER BOARD EXPANDS

Welcome aboard to the Calloway Center's two new Board members, Barbara Salander and Joel Martin.  Barbara is a Professor of Art History and Human Development.  Joel is a fabulous pianist and successful entrepreneur.  We are very pleased to have Barbara and Joel join us and know that they will make outstanding contributions to the work of the Center as we move along.

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That's it for now!  Don't forget to write!

Christopher Calloway Brooks, Artistic Director
James Lerman, Executive Director

Cab Calloway Harlem Renaissance Center
a tax-exempt, non-profit organization
61 East 125th St. Suite 122
New York, NY 10035

call TOLL FREE 866-841-9139 x 1584
fax 815-461-7870
email:  cabharlem@onebox.com