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Music Before Politics 

  Veteran political consultant Sidney Arroyo says he is putting off decisions on which campaigns for mayor and city council to advise until after Saturday (Sept. 19). Arroyo says he will be in Dallas that date for a rock 'n' roll reunion concert as former singer for Vince Vance & the Valiants (1974-1987). Arroyo, who managed Leon Cannizzaro's successful campaign for New Orleans district attorney last fall, says he has been talking with three potential candidates for mayor and several others eyeing council seats in the 2010 elections. He declines to name names until agreements have been signed. In the past, Arroyo has advised councilmanic campaigns for Jay Batt, James Carter, Jim Singleton, the late Roy Ec. Glapion Jr., Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Cynthia Willard-Lewis. — Allen Johnson Jr.

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