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Dee Dee Bridgewater Returns to Rome

By Allen Morrison On a warm July night in central Rome, Dee Dee Bridgewater, wearing a long, floral print dress and broad-rimmed, dark green hat, stepped onto the outdoor stage of the Casa del Jazz, an estate that includes a luxurious villa and a six-acre park. The property, which the state confiscated in 2005 from Enrico Nicoletti, the alleged Mafia boss of Rome’s notorious Magliana Gang, now hosts some of the biggest international names in jazz. It was the start of Bridgewater’s Italian...

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