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WORLD PREMIERE: Janiva Magness Debuts "Long as I Can See the Light" Live at...

The second woman ever to win the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award, she has a knack for making any song her own.

Anni Piper Sizzles on 'More Guitars Than Friends'

Audition 'More Guitars Than Friends' soon, through a great set of headphones. This is an album that really cries out for that.

BREAKING: Leon Russell Recovering From Heart Attack

Russell is currently in stable condition, undergoing tests and is scheduled for surgery.

Trampled Under Foot Reunion a Street Party With 1,200 Guests

They were honest-to-goodness glad to be together and to perform for the people for whom their family had played for generations. That's how it is with family. That's how it is with Trampled Under Foot.

Royal Southern Brotherhood Shine on 'The Royal Gospel'

One of the hottest albums out this year, 'The Royal Gospel' certainly deserves a spin in your house (or car).

Smokey Robinson to Receive 2016 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Previous recipients of the prize include Sir Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel.

Omar Coleman's Second Delmark Release is Live!

Singer, songwriter and harmonicist, Omar Coleman, is Chicago.

36th Annual Taste of Chicago Opens Today in Grant Park

The 36th annual Taste of Chicago opens today in Grant Park, thrilling guests through Sunday, July 10th. This year’s lineup will offer an abundance of amazing performers including The Isley Brothers, Billy Idol, and The Decemberists among others.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Bill Withers

Bill Withers wrote and performed some of the best-loved, most covered songs of all time. But he didn’t even pick up an instrument till he was in his late twenties...

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

Mammoth Bluesapalooza enjoys a well-deserved reputation for presenting an amazing variety of musicians and musical styles from all over the world.
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