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Retiring music lover

Niles B. Ross reflected in one of his favorite jazz CDs, The Last Recordings: Rare & Unreleased by Artie Shaw, in his Cedar Rapids home. Ross and his wife retired to Iowa because of the availability of live jazz performances in the area around Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. “I have more things to do than I have days.” says Ross of the cultural opportunities in the Eastern Iowa. (Cliff Jette/Gazette)