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Amiri Baraka

Activist Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died.

Buddy Guy's BG: Blues and Music News and American Blues Scene Announce Partnership

BG: Blues & Music News, from the blues guitar master, and American Blues Scene Magazine, the leader in blues music news, have come together.

Bridging the Blues: Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee Join Forces to Celebrate Their Shared Musical...

Second annual event to feature three weekends of live music and hundreds of musicians, from Gregg Allman and Robert Cray to Tim McGraw and Bobby Rush.

US Postal Service Honors Ray Charles With Limited-Edition Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its "Music Icons Forever" stamp series.
Call and Response Blues Symposium FEATURED

2013 King Biscuit Blues Festival’s Call and Response Symposium to Feature Veteran Blues Icons

"A man can live a long time without water or food, but a man cannot get along without hope." So says blues legend Bobby Rush

Inaugural Blues Bash Will Rock the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Selwin Birchwood, Dana Fuchs, Little G Weevil, and more are bringing the blues out on a unique lake nestled in the Missouri ozarks

"An Evening with Motown Legend Barrett Strong" Iconic Songwriter Returns to New York June...

The Cutting Room and recording artist Eliza Neals present a rare visit by the Motown legendary songwriter Barrett Strong, who co-wrote "Heard it Through the Grapevine," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone, "War", and more.

Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival Line-Up Announced

For the fourth year in a row, the Topeka Blues Society will present a stellar line-up of internationally-renowned artists at its Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival in Topeka, Kansas!
Brotherhood of the Guitar

Matthew Davidson Invited to Join “Brotherhood of the Guitar”

Acclaimed photographer Robert Knight has invited fifteen-year-old Matthew Davidson of Shreveport, LA to join "The Brotherhood of the Guitar" (BOTG).
The Delta Blues Museum

Delta Blues Museum to Receive 2013 National Medal for Museum & Library Service

State's oldest music museum recognized for "exceptional contributions" to community!
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