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Events

Al-Green-Willie-Mitchell Photo Patricia Rainer

The Chaos and the Cosmos: Photography by Patricia Rainer

Rainer’s 40 photographs on display capture not only the behind the scenes magic of those times, but also played a role in the process of championing the rediscovery of what Memphis almost lost.
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Link Wray’s “Rumble” Inducted Into First Class of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s...

"Rumble" became a flash point for countless musicians including Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck and Elvis Costello.
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Dickey Betts Will Begin His 2018 Comeback Close to Home

"Everywhere I go fans keep saying they want me to get out and play again," Betts told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in December. "I think the time is right."

10 Must Have Albums for Record Store Day 2018

Here are the 10 vinyl masterpieces, in alphabetical order, that we'll be looking for on our Record Store Day excursion Saturday. What's on your wish list?
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Artists Announced For 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

For the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, organizers have once again selected some of the top international, national, regional and local artists to perform.

Beth Hart’s ‘Live From New York – Front and Center’ Out Today

On March 7th, 2017, GRAMMY-nominated songstress extraordinaire Beth Hart performed an intimate concert at NYC's Iridium Jazz Club showcasing songs from her latest album 'Fire on the Floor' and from throughout her career.

Lineup Announced for 2018 King Biscuit Blues Festival

Paul Thorn calls The Biscuit “one of my favorites” and “a wonderful event.” Carolyn Wonderland says it’s like going to Mecca: “You gotta make the pilgrimage because it’s where the music’s real.”
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Two Chicago Drummers to be Inducted Into Blues Hall of Fame

Chicago Drummers Sam Lay and Fred Below will both be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on May 9th, 2018 at Memphis' Halloran Centre.
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North Sea Jazz Festival Confirms Another Wave of Acts

The North Sea Jazz Festival, since its inception in 1976, has become the biggest indoor music festival in the world.
America's Musical Journey

America’s Musical Journey: A Cross-Country Adventure in IMAX

Why did America, in a short span of time, become the cradle of such electrifying global art forms as jazz, blues, soul, country and rock and roll?
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