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Rock's original bad boys are marking their unlikely milestone with another greatest hits album, a new movie and a handful of live shows. And they're doing it their way. The Rolling Stones of yore were more likely to be caught dead than to be caught...
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence. Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
Local acts The UnXpected, Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos shined at International Blues Challenge in MemphisMore than a week has passed since local bands returned from the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, time enough for the experience to marinate in the minds of musicians. Members of the Peninsula youth blues band The UnXpected as well as hard-...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGBlues guitar legend Buddy Guy sang at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday night, "I'm 76 years young, there ain't nothing I haven't done." I believe it. Guy played with John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He......
Content ManagerSpring Garden Township Police are investigating an attack and car theft that happened around 4:50 a.m. this morning. Willie Dixon, 50, was getting out of his vehicle at Glen-Gery Brick this morning when three males wearing masks and dark clothing...
The blues are a foundational American art form that speak not only to the U.S. experience but to all of humanity's. Need proof? Just ask a European -- especially a European who's making a sentimental journey to the sacred shrines of the blues, with...
Last May, during a conference on "Race, Gender & the Blues" at Dominican University, the master harmonica player Sugar Blue addressed the theme in an impassioned, unforgettable soliloquy. Lamenting that blues increasingly has been expropriated by white...
They are the overlooked of the literary world, and so you never hear mentioned the names of William James Dixon or Cora Walton or McKinley Morganfield when people gather to talk about great Chicago writers. Don't know those names? Understandable. But you...
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...
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
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Lehigh Valley MusicFor the myriad things great about the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks on the ArtsQuest campus in South Bethlehem, the one bad thing – that it’s uncovered and the shows are held rain or shine – threatened the Saturday’s opening of the.....
On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...
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