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Cat Bennett

Blog Entries by Cat Bennett

Remembering Pinetop Perkins

Posted March 23, 2011 | 17:37:07 (EST)

Another of the great blues musicians from the Mississippi delta has died, one of the last now. Pinetop Perkins passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2011, aged 97. Just last month, he won a Grammy for Joined at the Hip, his CD...

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Magic Blues

Posted August 11, 2010 | 18:02:08 (EST)

The news arrived this morning that Calvin "Fuzz" Jones has died. Fuzz was Muddy Waters' bass player for nearly two decades in the 1970's and '80's. Before that he'd worked with other great blues musicians like Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Elmore James. He was a strong bass player and...

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Artists of World Change

Posted July 21, 2010 | 15:36:00 (EST)

We seem to be drowning in bad news; today the announcement came that more art programs in schools are being cut. That may seem trivial in the face of oil spills and other disasters, but I think not. How can we create a new world when so few of us...

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Financial Advice From an Artist

Posted May 12, 2010 | 13:13:00 (EST)

In our last big recession, in the early 90s, I was a single mother and a working artist. To be more specific, I was an illustrator and animation filmmaker and had made a fine living working freelance. I chose to work freelance so I could also be home to raise...

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Back to the Drawing Board

Posted March 16, 2010 | 16:14:00 (EST)

I met a man the other day who recently lost his job. And yes, it was directly related to the tsunami of a financial crisis that began last year and keeps on going. He's a highly educated computer scientist, no slouch, and he's scared. There aren't all that many jobs...

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