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B.B. King Apologizes For Big Bust

AP | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audie...

B.B. King Heckled During Erratic St. Louis Performance

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At 88, blues guitarist B.B. King is a living legend, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with his own satellite radio channel and a strin...

Erratic B.B. King Performance Makes Fans Blue

Associated Press | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- At 88, blues guitarist B.B. King is a living legend, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with his own satellite radio channel and a string...

My Conversation with an American Treasure: Ray Benson

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Ray Benson has won the battle. He now lives in a world wherein the majority of young people definitely do not hate their parents' music -- and have a deep appreciation for the artistry and aesthetic which he resurrected for the masses.

Doc Doc Rocks

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If you love music, you may be vaguely familiar with the name Doc Pomus. But chances are at least one or two of the 1,000-plus songs he wrote -- includ...

AKA Doc Pomus: Documenting the "Save the Last Dance" Songwriter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The songwriter of rock & roll classics like "This Magic Moment," "Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas,"--yes, Elvis Presley's hit-- and "Save the Last ...

Kevin Jenkins: From Sideman to Center Stage

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Kevin Jenkins has titled his debut solo album Step Inside, but he has literally stepped away from the background as a sideman and onto the foreground as lead singer/bassist of his own band.

Conversations with Harry Connick Jr., TTB's Derek Trucks, and Carly Ritter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Washington Watch: Week 23 - "The Greatest"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

This past week we celebrated the 237th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Yes...our issues are many, and our Congress is in gridlock, an...

Late Bluesman Remembered By Friends

Commercial Appeal | Bob Mehr | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

It was not one, but a multitude of Bobby "Blue" Blands who were hailed and mourned during funeral services at First Baptist Church -- Broad on Thursda...

Blues Legend Dies At 83

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

GRENADA, Miss. — Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "...

New Orleans Jazz Festival Highlights Native American Music

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native Ame...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Greeted By Steady Rain

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on. A soaked Dav...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 3: Get Up and Live, You Ain't Dead No More!

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

One of my annual traditions was calling my mother from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Gospel Tent to give her a gospel fix over the phone. The last...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Is Here!

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

NEW ORLEANS -- If there's a theme to this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it may be living legends. Headliners include B.B. King, Bill...

New Orleans Jazz Fest To Feature Living Legends

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- If there's a theme to this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it may be living legends. Headliners include B.B. King, Bill...

In the Presence of Royalty: B.B. King In Concert

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

For the second time in my still short life, I got to see Mr. King performing again. The Keswick Theater, a classic movie house, converted into a performance venue, is located just outside of Philadelphia. There was something especially fitting and refreshing for me to see him in such a setting.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

More of My Damn Opinions About Guitarists and Guitars

Binky Philips | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Electric guitars are, visually, far and away the most arresting and varied instruments in the world. The electric guitar is the most ubiquitous instrument on the planet. Whether you're in deepest Serbia, Thailand, Peru, Greenland, if there is popular contemporary music being played, homegrown even, you will hear an electric guitar.

Binky's Revenge: My Own Damned Most Influential Guitarists List!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

You are about to embark on a journey into the mind of a Total D*ck when it comes to the subject of (guitars and) guitar players. It's simple, really... I know more than you. Nyaaaah Nyaaah Nyaah Nyah Nyah!

The Life Lesson I Learned on a Road Trip with My Son

Patricia Leigh Brown | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Leigh Brown

Inviting your 18-year-old son to follow his muse on a road trip -- even though he refuses to let you friend him on Facebook -- is to enter uncharted emotional terrain.

Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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When I'm President and Still On The Road To Freedom: Conversations With Ian Hunter and Alvin Lee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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PHOTOS: Things To Do In Denver This Week

Posted 08.27.2012 | Denver

Start chanting "I think I can, I think I can..." to pull yourself through the week, we bear the happy reminder that Labor Day weekend is just around t...

B.B. King Returns Home For Special Celebration

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

Blues superstar B.B. King is returning to the grounds of the old Mississippi Delta cotton gin where as a teenager in the 1940s he worked as a tractor ...