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Down at the Roots: BeeSweet Lemonade is growing strong

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A new Whole Foods opened at The Domain Wednesday, and somewhere between samplings of grilled beef and the salad bar was a cold case filled with all-natural drinks, including neat glass bottles of BeeSweet Lemonade, locally produced using a recipe handed down by 9-year-old founder Mikaila Ulmer’s Granny Helen. It’s a flaxseed lemonade recipe that Mikaila tweaked with local honey and mint.

Kim Waters: Sax in the City

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Celebrating 25 years in the smooth jazz industry, the release of his 20th CD and his upcoming show at One World Theatre, jazz master Kim Waters sat down with soulciti to talk about his recent relocation to Round Rock

Austin Native Jonathan Sprinkles to speak at Essence Music Fest

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The annual Essence Music Festival is known as “the party with a purpose.” It’s an event primarily sponsored by Essence Magazine, a publication aimed toward African-American women. Celebrating the festival’s 20th anniversary in New Orleans on Jul. 3 to 6, the festival’s speaker line-up this year includes Austinite Jonathan Sprinkles.

Moustapha Bangoura

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Guinean Moustapha Bangoura trained for 22 years with Les Ballets Africains, the world’s first African dance company and the national dance ensemble of Guinea. He teaches more than 60 traditional dances and is an official cultural ambassador for his country.