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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Highlights Cleveland’s Soul and R&B History with “Cleveland Is the City”: A Black History Month Celebration February 6, 2013

Posted by David W. King in Event, Music Award Ceremonies, Music News, Music News Updates, Rock, Rockn'Roll.
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Programming includes live interviews with Inductee Bobby Massey and Lou Ragland, panel discussion on Boddie Recording Service, and more

(February 6, 2013) – Cleveland earned its place on the rock and roll map in the early Fifties when local deejay Alan Freed was the first to call the R&B music he was playing on his nightly radio show “rock and roll.” From the 1950s to the 1970s, Clevelanders produced powerful soul and rhythm and blues music in a rich network of clubs, recording studios and record labels. This February, as part of Black History Month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Cleveland’s rich musical legacy, highlighting great moments in the city’s rhythm and blues and soul music history. Fans are encouraged to share their knowledge, memories, and photos through the Rock Hall’s Facebook and Twitter page.


Steve & Jeff Simon and Radio Woodstock to Present BLUESTOCK 2011, Hunter Mountain Ski Center, Hunter, NY, August 26th, 2011 November 15, 2010

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Steve & Jeff Simon and Radio Woodstock will present BLUESTOCK 2011, a major 3-day Blues festival featuring top Blues artists at Hunter Mountain Ski Center over the weekend of August 26th, 2011.

BLUESTOCK 2011 will be a mega-Blues event bringing together a wide variety of great performers that represent all aspects of Blues music. The line-up of talent will read like a veritable “who’s who” of Blues and Blues-rock legends and up-and-coming stars.

At the first annual BLUESTOCK, there will be two stages that will provide non-stop music throughout the weekend with an amazing all-star Blues jam on Friday and Saturday nights and a late night “Blues Club” that will keep the music going well into early morning hours.


American Music Festival in Daytona Beach Presents Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal w/ the Phantom Blues Band August 6, 2010

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American Music Festival w/Buddy Guy and Taj

Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal w/ The Phantom Blues
September 4, 2010
3:30pm – Historic OceanFront Bandshell

Earl Street, Downtown Daytona Beach, FL 32118

The American Music Festival is a four day Labor Day Extravaganza from September 1st-5th that will feature performances from iconic artists on the stages of the Bandshell, Ocean Center and Peabody Auditorium. Regional artists and local favorites will also take the stage at community stages located on the festival campus.

Alberta Adams Turns 93! July 21, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Event, Female Blues Performers, Female Blues Vocalists.
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Alberta Adams was born on July 26, 1917 and will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday, July 25 at Dylan’s Raw Bar in Grosse Pointe Park with her longtime backing band, RJ’s Rhythm Rockers. The band includes Bob Schultz on keys. sax & vocals, Mike Marshall on bass, Paul Carey on guitar and her manager, RJ Spangler, on drums. The music starts at 9:30 pm. (more…)

The Workmen’s Circle Cultural Seder Mixes Jazz, Activism & Gourmet Cuisine March 18, 2010

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Email: sgreene@sperlingreene.com
Music: http://www.circle.org/files/Seder_Unity_Orchestra.mp3
The Workmen’s Circle Mixes Jazz, Activism & Gourmet Cuisine At “We Are Activists” Cultural Seder March 21st

New York, NY – Hundreds will gather for an “unorthodox,” strictly Kosher musical and cultural celebration Sunday March 21st at New York’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom for the 77th Workmen’s Circle Passover Seder. The theme will be set by an original Haggodah with progressive activist themes.

Spirited musical performances will set the tune. Master Haitian Drummer Gaston Jean-Baptiste (“Bonga”) famed for his pan-African rhythms will join Frank London and Greg Wall, the “jazz rabbi” of Sixth Street Community his Unity Orchestra. Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, cabaret performer Joanne Borts & many others will also perform.