As we head into the weekend of romance, let's pause a minute to remember the super song stylings of local jazz great Alma Fortez (Alma L. Johnson), who died Jan. 28 at age 81. My particular memory involves toddler-free dinner and dancing at The Plantation House with Alma sounding better (and looking better in sequins) than women half her age. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at Trinity AME Zion Church, 203 Oak St., Binghamton. Sympathy messages can be left at the obituary...
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