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Carnegie Science Center to host Jill West and Gregg Krupa

As part of the "BLUE!" performance series, Jill West and Gregg Krupa will be bringing their blues tinged music to the "BLUE!" exhibit gallery for a 1:00 p.m. show.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Southwest Times

The Billy Crawford Band performs at Jackson Park Aug. 29

While some might argue that Blues guitar is rooted in Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, Crawford, a man of the mid-south might disagree.

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Related Topix: Texas, Comedy Movies, Blues, Black Entertainment, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley

The San Diego Union-Tribune

B.B. still King of the blues

In this Aug. 22, 2012 photograph, an 86-year-old B.B. King thrills a crowd of several hundred people at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager many years ago, in Indianola, Miss.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Aquarius Papers

Happy 2014 Video Birthday to the Amazing John Hiatt, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, and Sky Saxon

Today is the birthday of the great John Hiatt as well as one of the all-time greatest pedal steel pickers, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, and the legendary Sky Saxon! John Hiatt is a thoroughly American singer-songwriter.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Hiatt, Blues, Black Entertainment, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder

SFGate

Bay Area nightlife picks, Aug. 21-24

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Punk, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Lang inspired by local source

"James Taylor," he said. in a recent interview. "He and Stevie Wonder are without a doubt, my two biggest inspirations.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Albert Collins, Entertainment

Examiner.com

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck storm into Tucson

Neither Jeff Beck nor ZZ Top is ready to retire any time soon. Both acts proved that royally, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at AVA Amphitheatre.

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Related Topix: ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Jeff Beck, Blues, Black Entertainment, Robert Johnson

The Coastal Courier

Free blues concert here Friday

Janiva Magness, who has been the B.B. King entertainer of the year, will play a free concert in Hinesville Friday.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Hinesville, GA, Liberty County, GA, Life, Food, Food Festival

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Union Democrat

Russia embraces Copper man's biker blues

The 57-year-old father of five has spent more than a decade as the frontman for the Charlie Brechtel Band, playing blues songs inspired by the history of American biker culture at motorcycle rallies and events throughout the United States.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, John Lee Hooker, Pop/Rock, The Allman Brothers Band

The Advertiser News (North)

A night of blues with Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's "Going Home Tour," will bring a night of blues music Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Blues, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shreveport, LA, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Morristown Green

Sizzling hot: Headliner Matt Schofield and setup man Mikey Junior, at ...

SECURITY! No, wait-it's just Mikey Junior taking his harmonica for a walk on the Green.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Coastal Courier

Blues & BBQ music acts announced

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has finalized the entertainment schedule for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hinesville, GA, Liberty County, GA, Life, Food, Food Festival, Blues, Black Entertainment, The Marshall Tucker Band, Country

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

'Retro' hotel finds niche with Beaches tourists

Ron Whittington for Shorelines The breakfast room at the Palms Retro, with its checkerboard pattern and furniture from a 1950s diner, was converted from a garage when owner Hank Staley renovated the hotel in 2009.

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Related Topix: Atlantic Beach, FL, Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Vocal, The Rat Pack

Examiner.com

Honoring Jimi Hendrix's greatest hits and U.S. postage stamp

It is now time to pay tribute to five of his greatest songs ever In mid-March 2010 Jimi Hendrix made music history from his latest posthumous release, his 34th album, " Valleys of Neptune ," with an amazing debut at #4 on the Billboard 200.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Forrest Gump, Elvis Presley, Blues, Muddy Waters, Black Entertainment

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Morristown Green

Visiting the 'in-between places' with Matt Schofield,...

"When you bend a note on the guitar, you're going to the in-between places. That creates the emotional resonance in people," said Schofield, who will headline at the fourth annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival on Aug. 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, United Kingdom Travel, Manchester, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Blues Sanctuary will play Battle Day

Active members of the local music scene since the late '60s, the musicians of Blues Sanctuary have watched the music world change before their eyes, and they're still going strong.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Blues, Black Entertainment, Vermont

Daily Mail

Blind Felix De St-Hilaire, 10, wows audiences with his blues guitar playing

Felix first captured the public's attention last week, when his impromptu performance at a summer camp for the blind went viral.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Blues, Black Entertainment

Colorado Springs Independent

Seven Days to Live

I promised my cat I wouldn't trash her dignity by dressing her in tiny clothes. Her part of the deal was refraining from launching slimy furballs where I might step on them.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Colorado College, Cripple Creek, CO

Tue Aug 12, 2014

CTV

10-year-old Quebec boy sings the blues in viral video

Move over, Ray Charles. A Quebec boy's got the blues in his soul, and like some of the greatest blues legends, this young musician is blind.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Tab Benoit to play State Theatre

The State Theatre in Falls Church brings one of Louisiana's best guitarists to the Washington Metropolitan area on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Blues, Tab Benoit, Eric Clapton, Black Entertainment

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