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Arts criticMavis Staples will be featured at the 29th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 8 through 10 in Grant Park. The festival will run 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on several stages each day. Staples will close the fest at the Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus...
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why: The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...
The Chicago Blues Festival, several neighborhood festivals, an international soccer double-header at Soldier Field and the Chicago World Naked Bike Ride are among weekend events that could snarl traffic in Chicago this weekend. The blues event takes over...
Calling all (well, some) restaurants: There's still time to participate in this summer's Chicago Blues Festival (June 10-12) and Jazz Festival (September 3-4) as a food vendor. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are taking...
Lehigh Valley MusicA soul-blues singer who has performed for more than a half century, a member of R&B great The Neville Brothers, and a singer who transforms rock, soul and country into devastating blues will headline the first Pennsylvania Blues Festival at......
Turn It UpThe 28th annual Chicago Blues Fest on June 10-12 in Grant Park will feature a 100th birthday tribute to blues patriarch Robert Johnson and a 40th anniversary celebration of local institution Alligator Records. The Johnson tribute June 10 will include........
Turn It UpOtis Taylor calls the music he plays âtrance blues,â which is one way of describing a sound that doesnât really have a home in traditional blues circles. âIâm a blues artist not a blues musician,â he says. âIâm not a......
(WGN-AM)- Hundreds of mourners turned out Thursday at a music-filled wake and memorial service for Chicago blues icon Koko Taylor, whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the nickname "Queen of the Blues." Among those who paid tribute to Taylor...
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