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2 hrs ago | UPI

Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

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)

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Blues, Black Entertainment, Anne Francis, Ed Begley Jr.

6 hrs ago | USA Today

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 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.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Maria Callas, Callas, Opera

10 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Celebrity odds and ends

The off-Broadway company Second Stage Theatre said Friday it will no longer stage the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel. Second Stage was to have started performances of it in February 2015.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Duncan Sheik, Fayetteville, AR, Blues, Black Entertainment

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

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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)

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

Erie Times News

Pat Cuneo: Mom always came through in the clutch

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.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Infinty Hall to Present B.B. King with Kal David at Warner Theatre, 10/18

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.

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Weekend

Legendary Jazz Pianist, Joe Sample Dies

Joe Sample, a legendary pianist who transitioned from bebop to soulful jazz with the Crusaders died Friday, September 12, according to his Facebook page. He was 75. Sample, who has worked with everyone from B.B. King, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, and more, holds writing, production, and performance credits on hundreds of releases and was a leader in transitioning music from bop to soulful jazz.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Crusaders, Blues, Black Entertainment, Marvin Gaye, Soul, The Jazz Crusaders

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Monticello, MS

Sat Sep 13, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

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.

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National Public Radio

A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Pianist and composer Joe Sample, seen here at the 2010 Beirut Jazz Festival in Lebanon, has died at age 75. NABIL MOUNZER/EPA /Landov hide caption Pianist and composer Joe Sample, seen here at the 2010 Beirut Jazz Festival in Lebanon, has died at age 75. 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.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Jazz Crusaders, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Blues

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CTNow.com

Fall's Pop Concerts: Fans Can Look For Iggy, B.B. King, Fleetwood Mac

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.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, Music, Entertainment

The Local Tourist

The House of Blues Adds Moonshine to the Menu

The House of Blues cocktail menu is taking a turn for the backwoods. The downtown concert venue is adding Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine to their permanent drinks menu.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

Doc MacLean bringing the blues to Red Deer

Toronto-based MacLean has appeared across North America at clubs and blues festivals. His legendary road trips encompass some 200-plus dates each year.

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Related Topix: Blues, Muddy Waters, John Hammond, Black Entertainment

Guitar World

Fill 'Er Up: Creating Guitar Melodies Between Vocal Lines

Fills, those brief instrumental runs that occupy the spaces between vocal lines, no doubt have their origin in the call-and-response vocal tradition associated with country blues, gospel, work songs and field hollers. When B.B. King, for example, sings a line and answers himself with a lick on his guitar, he's merely echoing what he heard in church as a child growing up in Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Otis Redding, Soul, The Impressions, Curtis Mayfield

Tue Sep 09, 2014

East Bay Express

Review: Take Me to the River

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.

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Related Topix: Blues, Mavis Staples, Snoop Dogg, Rap, Black Entertainment, New Orleans, LA, Isaac Hayes, Soul

ABS-CBN News

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant -- Paul McCartney. On a new album that is striking for the caliber of performers, McCartney's longtime back-up band entered the studio with leading acts who covered favorite songs by the former Beatle.

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Related Topix: Gothic, Pop/Rock, The Cure, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Blues, Black Entertainment, Bob Dylan

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Magness brings award-winning blues to Earlville

Magness brings award-winning blues to Earlville Magness has been singing the blues and fronting bands for 30 years, winning top awards.

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Yahoo!

Detroit-area man sentenced to 17 years in porch shooting

Theodore Wafer has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years for murder for shooting Renisha McBride on his porch last year.

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Related Topix: Blues, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Black Entertainment

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Examiner.com

Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus: Guitar legends bring their best to Tucson

Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus started with a big boom at AVA Amphitheater on August 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Peter Frampton, Blues, Black Entertainment, Buddy Guy

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Newms360.com

Rheta Johnson: Thacker Mountain Radio on the road created history

I've always wondered what it would have felt like to be in the Ed Sullivan audience, CBS' Studio 50, on a simmering September evening, when a pretty down-home boy named Elvis sang about loving tenderly and brought down the house.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Sledge, MS, Pascagoula, MS, Hollandale, MS, Blues, Black Entertainment, Opinion

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