Blue Jean Blues

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To many serious musicians, reality TV singing competitions — American Idol and all the variants trailing in its wake — don't rank highly. And Miami's Karina Iglesias considered herself very much a serious artist, gigging around town since 2002 with as many as eight different bands, hustling both the covers and original circuits to support herself as a professional musician. By night, she performed with as few as two and as many as 20 people backing her up, lighting up both clubs and corporate...