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3 hrs ago |

Vids from the Vault - Dylan, Yearwood - Tomorrow Night, March 1994

This video is a rare video and there's little documentation online on the event, even from Bob Links and the usual reliable sources.


Related Topix: Lonnie Johnson

7 hrs ago | AutoWeek

Project Car Hell, Famous Movie Police Cars Edition: Magnum Force or Blues Brothers?

For around a grand, you could start building a replica of the Blues Brothers' 1974 Dodge Monaco or Dirty Harry's 1972 Ford Custom 500.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Magnum Force, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Detroit, MI, Celebrities, Clint Eastwood, Autos

11 hrs ago | Politico

Dead man walking or comeback kid?

More than a few Republicans see Chris Christie as something akin to Bruce Willis' character in "The Sixth Sense" - the last man to realize he's no longer alive.


Related Topix: US News, Chris Christie, US Governors, Celebrities, Bruce Willis, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Frank Lautenberg, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

15 hrs ago | Oxford Times

Tweet from Shakira is Out of the Blue

Student group Out of the Blue, who filmed a music video of Shakira songs to raise money for charity, has gained praise from the pop star herself.


Related Topix: Out of the Blue

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Rio Times

Rock & Blues Guitarist Gwyn Ashton to Play in Rio

Touring in support of his most recent album release entitled, Radiogram , Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter Gwyn Ashton returns to Rio de Janeiro in July and August to play multiple shows.


Related Topix: Blues, Brazil Travel, South America Travel, Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel, World News, Brazil, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters

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.


Related Topix: Junior Kimbrough, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine)


'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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Kansas City, Jazz, Joe Turner, Entertainment

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Blues

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."


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.


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 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!! We are making history with this event and you can be a part of ... (more)


Related Topix: Old Orchard Beach, ME, Blues