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Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include England's King Henry V in 1386; historian Francis Parkman in 1823; railroad magnate James Jerome "J.J." Hill in 1838; department store founder James Cash Penney in 1875; artist Jean Arp in 1886; British car designer Walter Bentley in 1888; children's author and creator of "Curious George" H.A. Rey in 1898; entertainer Allen Funt in 1914; writer Laurence J. Peter in 1919; actor Lauren Bacall in 1924; blues musician B.B. King in 1925 ; actors Peter Falk and Jack Kelly, both in 1927, and Anne Francis in 1930; basketball Hall of Fame member Elgin Baylor in 1934 ; actors Susan Ruttan in 1948 , Ed Begley Jr. in 1949 and Mickey Rourke in 1952 ; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Kenney Jones in 1948 ; baseball Hall of Fame member Robin Yount in 1955 ; magician David Copperfield in 1956 ; actor and poker player Jennifer Tilly in ... (more)
6 hrs ago | USA Today
Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born. Today in History for September 16th Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born.
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)
I was one of the lucky ones, born to a mom who loved to read, question, work crossword puzzles, pass out sage advice but, most of all, love her kids greedily, even when she wanted to maim them. She did that sometimes, too.
Infinity Hall will present blues legend B.B. King at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm with Kal David and The Real Deal featuring Lauri Bono as the opening act. B.B. King isn't just "the King of Blues," he's an American treasure who is cited as the most influential blues musician of all time.
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.
Music? We've got that for you, from summer songs that've overstayed their welcome to edgy indie rockers in sweaters, tweedy U.K. singer-songwriters and masked Heartland rockers. Check out these 20 shows that have absolutely no artificial pumpkin flavor.
Toronto-based MacLean has appeared across North America at clubs and blues festivals. His legendary road trips encompass some 200-plus dates each year.
There's been no shortage of tuneful movies lately, but Martin Shore's Take Me to the River has one or two secret weapons that make it stand out in the crowd. Any "roots R&B" documentary that can get Mavis Staples, Snoop Dogg, Booker T. Jones, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Otis Clay into the studio for live sessions in front of a camera is noteworthy right from the start.
Magness brings award-winning blues to Earlville Magness has been singing the blues and fronting bands for 30 years, winning top awards.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:06 pm
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