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J&R Slates Summer Music/Tech Fest

8/01/2008 10:47:00 AM Eastern

New York — J&R Music & Computer World will hold its annual MusicFest & Tech Expo in Manhattan’s City Hall Park in August.

The lineup includes free live concerts by recording artists Solange and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child on Aug. 21; Aaron Parks and Esperantza Spalding on Aug. 22; and Jo De La Rosa, Naturally 7 and Ashanti on Aug. 23.

Actor Terrance Howard will also be on hand for the festivities on Aug. 21.
J&R’s block-long array of storefronts is located across the street from City Hall. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani formally reopened the independent A/V specialty store following 9/11, and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited J&R last month to kick off a CEA-sponsored bus tour promoting free trade.