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About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
Looking at the walls around her, it's apparent that Orlando artist Brittany Schweizer has a passion for portraits. "I love faces," says Schweizer, whose evocative charcoal drawings of legendary blues musicians will be the foundation of a unique...
Even when Chicago Stone Lightning Band was active, it was barely active. The group was an occasional band, at best, a weeknight kick-back dad band that brought a party vibe to the stage. CSLB played a kind of muscular, '70's blues boogie that has never...
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Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a...
CNNWASHINGTON -- An array of talents was on display Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors gala where President Barack Obama toasted the lifetime achievements of an iconic ballerina, a famed comedian, a timeless actor and two chart-topping musical acts. In the...
The ‘Wang Dang Doodle’ on Derby Street has a funny name, but a great purpose. The Wang Dang Doodle, or WDD, is a one-day music, food and car cruise event held on Derby Street next to Roxbury Park. The WDD provides an admission-free festival...
Virginia Beach youth band Carbon Jam and Norfolk's Conqueroos on Sunday were picked as winners in the Hampton Roads round of the International Blues Challenge. The competition, held at the Virginia Beach Jewish Mother and presented by the Natchel'...
When guitarist Pete Anderson straps on his ax, it's a loaded, calm-before-the-storm moment. When he gets down to business, conjuring an eruptive musical cascade of flawless technique, seductive understatement and indigo-hued atmosphere, it's a...
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WGN NewsIf there's such a sound as "authentic" Chicago blues, there's one player, one man, one artist who still delivers that musical genre like no one else. Buddy Guy is now the nation's most influential blues guitarist. He's won six Grammys, he's in the Rock...
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott is using her clout in national blues circles to bring attention to some of Hampton Roads' top musicians. Yesterday (Feb. 27) and today (Feb. 28), Scott has been in the studio producing a recording that links top local...
Tags: Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Music, Entertainment, Hampton Roads
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