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1 min ago | Daily Kos

The Evening Blues - 7-29-14

Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.

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4 hrs ago | KMIZ

'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent said.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Flower Drum Song, Musical Movies, Animation Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Mulan, Adventure, James Shigeta, Asian-American, Celebrities, Bruce Willis, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Eric Clapton pays musical tribute to long-time fri...

A year after the death of American cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler.

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Related Topix: J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Country

11 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

B.B. King to revisit Embassy

The thrill is not gone for legendary artist B.B. King, who is set to return to Embassy Theatre in October, the theater announced Monday.

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Related Topix: B.B. King, Black Entertainment, Theater, Arts, Robert Cray

15 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Beth Peerless, Where It's At: Seeds are there for a fine blues festival

Though the turnout was light for Blues Brews and Barbecue, there was a comfortable amount of people so as not to feel strangely vacant.

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Related Topix: Blues, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Wandsworth Guardian

Romany saved after owner agrees community sale

A beloved scout hut is close to being saved after its new owner agreed it should be sold to the community.

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Edmonton Journal

Preview: Down-under talent searched out blues in her teens

In a recent phone conversation, singer Anni Piper was psyched for an impending tour of North American that includes Edmonton's Blues on Whyte, this week through Sunday.

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Related Topix: Blues, Australia, World News, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Blues Band

Billboard

Mavis Staples performs during the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.

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Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Mavis Staples, Weather, Pete Seeger, Folk, 9, John C. Reilly

Myrtle Beach Online

Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists.

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Nashville Scene

Bob Log III w/The Pork Torta and The Blackfoot Gypsies at Exit/In

"Don't forget to mention the butt songs." This is an email I got from my editor, operating in her official capacity.

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River Front Times

The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 28 to August 2

This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Kings of Leon, Punk, Bums, Black Entertainment, Otis Redding, Soul, Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wandsworth Guardian

Blues guitarist set to rock Putney's Half Moon

A young up-and-coming guitarist is bringing his own brand of the blues to the borough, writes Fiona Parker.

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KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases '461 Ocean Boulevard'

Perhaps the best way to describe guitar legend Eric Clapton in July of 1974, as he prepared to unveil his watershed solo LP, '461 Ocean Boulevard,' was as a "wanted man."

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Related Topix: Eric Clapton, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Pop/Rock, The Yardbirds, The Cream

The News Tribune

Newport Folk Festival wraps up 55th anniversary

She's headlining Sunday at Fort Adams. Other top acts include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.

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Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Mavis Staples, Pop/Rock, Wilco

Bangor Daily News

Blues Festival at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT OOB365.com or at MacDonald's Garage & Beach Convenience - be a part of our BLUES TO THE BEACH 2014!! Our 1st Annual Old Orchard Beach Bluesfest at the Ballpark TICKETS ARE IN!!! You can purchase your ticket for this inaugural event online at www.oob365.com!! We are making history with this event and you can be a part of ... (more)

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Billboard

Ariana Grande's - Problem' Gets Spoofed By Rumer Willis In Sunscreen PSA: Watch

Move over, "Weird Al." Ariana Grande's hit song "Problem" has gotten the parody treatment from the funny folks at entertainment production company The Battery Company.

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Related Topix: Dance, Ariana Grande, Pop/Rock, Rumer Willis, Celebrities, Bruce Willis

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Cincinnati Blues Festival coming to Sawyer Point

STATERS WILL BE SINGING THE BLUES. ALWAYS GREAT TO BE WITH BLUES MUSICIANS. TALK ABOUT THE BLUESFEST.

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National Public Radio

Bobby Patterson's 'Got More Soul,' Heart And Spirit

Soul singer Bobby Patterson got his start in the 1960s, and he's still singing. At 70 he's put out a new album, "I Got More Soul."

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The News Tribune

Music lovers soak up sun, jazz, blues at Tacoma festival

While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.

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Related Topix: Blues, Tacoma, WA, Jazz & Blues, Jazz

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Examiner.com

Summertime Blues 2014: The Nighthawks and more of the season's best blues CDs

Blues stay away from me? Nah. With all due respect to the Delmore Brothers, we blues fans will take all of it we can get.

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