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Citizen Planet is a natural progression from The Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch tBarbara Blake headshot1hat I hosted, both online and on-air, for more than 10 years. During that time I had the privilege of sharing life’s great pleasures with many of you and with thousands of people from all walks of life. It’s no secret that food, drink, music, and good company are the foundations of all cultures and are ambassadors of good-will wherever you happen to be. 

Citizen Planet was created to extend those cordial feelings to the wider world and to share my interest in many aspects of life that contribute to a more well-rounded, joyful and realistic view of the world.



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Lindsey Webster

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SUN MU Sun Mu is not the artist’s actual name. It’s a nom de plume that uses a combination of ...
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