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Brother Dan's Food Pantry of Petoskey is gearing up for its third annual Have a Heart Valentine's benefit. The event, which raised more than $13,000 last year, will take place noon-11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Emmet County Fairgrounds community...
You can dance the winter blues away at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Fur Ball Blues Benefit. The benefit will take place in conjunction with the Petoskey Winter Blues Festival. The Fur Ball Blues Benefit will take place from 7-11 p.m. Friday,...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Flatiron, Music, Music, Entertainment
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
A lazy, soul-funk version of “Come On In My Kitchen” kicks off 100 Years of Robert Johnson, the new album by the Big Head Blues Club, an offshoot of the Colorado-based band Big Head Todd and the Monsters that adds, oh, just a few musicians you...
Tags: Hubert Sumlin, Genres, Charlie Musselwhite, B.B. King, Circuses
People talk all the time about artists painting a picture of a certain place or people with their songs. Few artists actually do it well and even fewer do it as well as William Elliot Whitmore. According to his bio, William Elliot Whitmore was born...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Fine Artists, Artists, Robert Johnson, Music
J.M. Randalls -- a bar, grill and live music club in Williamsburg -- has closed its doors temporarily. According to operator Randall Plaxa, the business is in transition. “We will reopen in the spring with a new, exciting venue, menu and idea,&...
We generally like our music uplifting, but for local musicians sometimes life gets in the way. Whether it's the piano player at French 75 or the reggae-fueled singer at Mozambique, the glamour of playing night after night takes its toll. Divorce,...
When Howlin' Wolf romped through "Wang Dang Doodle" or thundered in "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," the snarling guitar that accompanied him belonged to one of the greatest bluesmen to pick up the instrument: Hubert Sumlin. The cry of Sumlin's guitar ...
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m. He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
Tags: Hermosa, Allen Ginsberg, Linda Ronstadt, Circuses, Lenny Bruce
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958. By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
Tags: World War II (1939-1945), B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Music, Heroin
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