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Canton Blues Festival 2014 will be headlined by Ana Popovic and Shemekia Copeland
The 2014 lineup for the Canton Blues Festival has been announced. The festival is happening on Market Square in downtown Canton on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, and will feature headliners Ana Popovic on Friday at 8:30 p.m., and Shemekia Copeland on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., along with music all day from noon to 10:30 p.m. The theme for the ... (more)
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Bands from across the country to perform at 8th annual Bonita Blues Festival
It's a place of dartboards, billiards and long-neck beers. Baseball games flick across flat-screen TVs while patrons talk pinch hits and Harleys inside CrossRoads Grill and Lounge in Cape Coral.
Keb' Mo' brings Grammy-winning blues to Lebanon
MUSICAL TIES: Keb' Mo' has worked with a long list of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Robert Cray, while big names who have covered his tunes include Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and BB King.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Door County Beer Festival
Deb Carey, founder and CEO of New Glarus Brewing Company, will join the festival's VIP event, the first of a slate of seminars highlighting Wisconsin brewing.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Sun Studio Sessions
SUN STUDIO SESSIONS features today's best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
'Mardi Gras!' concert at Palace
Editor's note: After nearly a decade on the job, writer Erik Ofgang is giving up his Backstage Pass music column in order to take on some new adventures in writing.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Bluesman raised in Newark to perform Sunday in League of Volunteers concert series
A concert by Ron Thompson & His Resistors, a highly regarded East Bay blues group, is scheduled for Sunday, continuing a Newark nonprofit group's annual musical tradition.
Silicon Alley Insider
19 Things America Does Better Than The Rest Of The World
The outpouring of responses covered everything from food to patriotism, and were submitted by Reddit users based all around the globe.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Desert Sun
Fans put stamp of approval on Indio's Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience
The Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience moved a step closer to giving Indio another event to justify its claim of being The City of Festivals Saturday night.
The King of Blues: B.B. King's Still on Top
The word "prestige" isn't exactly synonymous with the blues, that most earthy and gritty music; yet if anyone's earned the title of prestigious bluesman, it would be B.B. King , nearing 90 years old and still gigging at a rate that would shame most of these young whippersnappers.
Live Tonight: B.B. King
For decades, the Beale Street Boy has ably served as the tireless de facto ambassador of the blues, maintaining a punishing touring schedule taking him around the world-at age 88, to boot.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Palatine High Boosters present 30th dinner and auction
Come “Celebrate the Pirate Spirit” March 7 when the Palatine High School Pirate Booster Club presents its 30th annual dinner and auction fundraising event.
Nashoba Publishing Online
Chemistry and the blues: A winning combination
There is little doubt that music is one of the most powerful tools for changing brain chemistry; it can make you euphoric, and it can give you the blues.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
BB King brings his brand of the blues to Seattle
The reigning king of the blues turns 89 this September and is still touring. He plays the Moore Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Crystal Bowersox, Red Molly and Brentano Quartet Come to The Barns at Wolf Trap, 3/26-28
Former American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox has managed to gain more than the traditional 15 minutes of fame by having a voice that crosses the territories of blues, country, folk, and rock.
Blues master B. B. King coming to Moore Theatre | Concert preview
Born in a cabin on a Mississippi plantation, Riley "B.B." King got his start in the late '40s as a DJ on WDIA, America's first black radio station .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Uptown Theatre: At the Heart of Napa's Nightlife Revival
The Uptown Theatre, featuring such performers as Boz Scaggs, is the center of a lively nightlife scene in Napa's once-sleepy West End.
Northwest Music Scene
STG Presents B.B. King at the Moore Theatre Monday, March 3
His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth.