MEET & GREET: Luther “Skyywalker” Campbell at powerHouse Arena
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MEET & GREET: Luther “Skyywalker” Campbell at powerHouse Arena

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Former 2 Live Crew member and First Amendment champion Luther Campbell, better known as Luke Skyywalker,  will be in town August 5 to launch The Book of...

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