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1 hr ago | WTAX-AM Springfield


Today's Birthdays: Blues singer B.B. King is 89. Singer Betty Kelly of Martha and the Vandellas is 70. Drummer Kenney Jones is 66. Actress Susan Ruttan is 66. Actor Ed Begley Junior is 65. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 64. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 61. Actor Christopher Rich is 61. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 60. Singer Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites is 60. Illusionist David Copperfield is 58. Actor Mickey Rourke is 58. Country singer Terry McBride is 56. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 56. Actress Jayne Brook is 54. Singer Richard Marx is 51. Comedian Molly Shannon is 50. Singer Marc Anthony is 46. Comedian Amy Poehler is 43. Singer Musiq is 37. Rapper Flo Rida is 35. Actress Alexis Bledel is 33. Actress Sabrina Bryan is 30. Actress Madeline Zima is 29. Actor Ian Harding is 28. Actress Kyla Pratt is 28. Singer Teddy Geiger is 26. Musician Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is ... (more)


Related Topix: B.B. King, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Who, Pop/Rock, L.A. Law, Entertainment, Drama, Television

3 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

Experience Hendrix - All-star ensemble pays homage

Are you experienced? That's the question asked by a 25-year-old electric guitar pioneer on the title track of his 1967 album 'Are You Experienced.' Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix died only a few short years later.


Related Topix: Music!, Rainbow Bridge, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Clearwater, FL, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Opinion

7 hrs ago |

Mud Morganfield honors Muddy Waters with new album, 'For Pops'

The list of artists who were inspired by their father's love of music is seemingly endless. Many a musician cites their father's record collection as the genesis seed that took root and came to fruition in the career of the son or daughter.


Related Topix: Muddy Waters, Kim Wilson, Pop/Rock

11 hrs ago | Billboard

Exclusive: Listen to 'Vampire Diaries' star...

Vampire Diaries star Michael Malarkey is set to release a 5-song EP, Feed the Flames , on Oct. 12; the title track will debut on iTunes Sept. 16. "As far as my songwriting goes, I became infatuated with Tom Waits after graduating high school, specifically Rain Dogs and The Heart of Saturday Night," Malarkey tells Billbaord.


Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, Tom Waits

16 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

'The Simpsons': Five memorable moments from the Hollywood Bowl

Actor Hank Azaria on stage Friday as "Duffman," in "The Simpsons Take the Bowl" concert at the Hollywood. "The Simpsons" set up shop at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend -- and tens of thousands of loyal followers made the pilgrimage to witness the epochal event.


Related Topix: The Simpsons, Comedy, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Hank Azaria, Jon Lovitz

20 hrs ago | Houston Press

Sampling Joe Sample's Album Credits: 1964-75

Anyone who follows jazz or has much sense of Houston's music history knows that Joseph Leslie Sample, who passed away Friday night after a losing battle with lung cancer, is a giant. But Sample was not simply a virtuoso pianist, a prolific composer and one of the inventors of jazz-funk via the Crusaders.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Crusaders, The Jazz Crusaders, Canned Heat, Quincy Jones, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

Yesterday | National Public Radio

First Listen: Tweedy, 'Sukierae'

A clue about the scruffy aesthetic of Sukierae arrives at the 2:27 mark of "World Away," one of 20 songs on the first family-band album from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco . Until this point, the tune - a variation on the Bo Diddley beat strummed on acoustic guitar, with Tweedy's sleepy voice distantly implying a blues cadence - has been fairly straightforward.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Wilco, Bo Diddley

Sun Sep 14, 2014

PRLog US Entertainment

Scullers Jazz Club Presents The Paul Speidel Band 20th Anniversary Blues Show

PRLog - Sep. 14, 2014 - BOSTON -- "Paul Speidel's guitar playing is impressive. He manages to mix blues and jazz and funk naturally and effortlessly.


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Bluesman Byther Smith: A Chicago hidden treasure

Guitarist Byther Smith is another example of a Chicago blues hidden treasure. Not a household name, Byther can play with the same calmness as B.B. King or the intensity of bitterness and pain.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Monticello, MS

Darlington and Stockton Times

Summertime blues at Darlington festival

ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.


Related Topix: Blues, Mungo Jerry, Pop/Rock

Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis

Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis, Neil's has been doing some great things lately. In recent months Neil's has brought in classic rock group Wishbone Ash, the return of Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, Rob Caudill and his Rod Stewart tribute and now he is bringing in one of the best groups from the early 70's, Savoy Brown.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Wishbone Ash, Rock-N-Roll, Rod Stewart & the Faces, The Faces

The Courier

NPLV: Ballarat Red Devils relegated in cruelest possible fashion

Ballarat Red Devils player manager James Robinson and his charges fell agonisingly short in their bid to avoid NPLV relegation. The McDonalds Reds, Port Melbourne and Werribee City battled it out to avoid relegation in a thrilling final home and away round on Sunday.


Related Topix: The Red Devils

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CMT All-Time Top 40: Ray Charles

Ray Charles is No. 13 on the list of CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice . A list of the most influential artists in history chosen by country stars themselves, another honoree is revealed each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Country and Western, Country

Something Else! Reviews

One Track Mind: Lucinda Williams, "Magnolia" from Down...

Lucinda Williams' almost 10-minute trip through J.J. Cale's "Magnolia" is a perfectly calibrated tribute, one full of broken Stonesy grandeur and quietly mournful space. Listening, it's clear she understands the lesser-explored contours of this song, settling into it like a cracked and comfortable leather seat.


Related Topix: Tony Joe White


200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' & 'Frozen' Make Up Almost 40% of 2014 Soundtrack Sales

Also: Miranda Lambert gains thanks to sale pricing, Johnny Winter earns his highest charting album ever & the WOW series continues to rack up big sales. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000 copies in the week ending Sept.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, Miranda Lambert, Country, Johnny Winter, Dance, Maroon 5


A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Jazz Crusaders, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, B.B. King

Shetland Today

Down and dirty blues kicks off Shetland Blues Festival

Butcher's block, down and dirty blues was unleashed in Vidlin as one-man stomping, blues-sliding, Half Deaf Clatch opened the show. With the brim of his John Deere baseball cap casting a shadow over his eyes - the bluesman from Hull snarled at the microphone, pulled and snapped at the strings on his resonator guitars.


Related Topix: Blues

Detroit Free Press

Black Keys score a winner at the Joe

But Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, the Ohio-bred duo made themselves at home in the spacious setting, scoring a victory for the sort of guitar-driven rock that's frequently relegated to niche status in our modern music culture. This was a second Joe Louis Arena performance for guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, not far from the gritty Detroit rock clubs that were second homes to the pair a dozen years ago.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About AC/DC

For four decades, AC/DC have blasted the rock 'n' roll landscape with towering riffs and a winking innuendo that cuts to the primal heart of the music. And their story is filled with anecdotes befitting such a titanic band.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, us Travel, Travel, The Blues Brothers

CBC News

Artists bring blues to the schools during Harvest fest

The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is underway in Fredericton and performers aren't just playing late night shows, they're also sharing their music with elementary school students. Jackson, a blues musician from Chicago, has been introducing the under-10 crowd to the music he loves as part of the Blues in the Schools program.


Related Topix: Blues, Education Etc., Canada