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  • B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

    Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.
  • B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

    B.B. King played tens of thousands of gigs around the world and often said he was blessed to play for presidents and the common folk. On Saturday, the music legend will be mourned and praised as the King of the Blues and father to 15 children during a...

    B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

    B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta. More than 1,000...

    Grieving fans pay respects to blues legend B.B. King in Las Vegas

    Grieving fans pay respects to blues legend B.B. King in Las Vegas
    As he waited in line to see his lost musical hero, Wan Ali wailed on his harmonica. Nicky Bone Jones worked an acoustic guitar. And Larry Montano came dressed all in black, holding a bouquet of blue roses for the late King of the Blues. It was a final...

    The thrill endures

    The thrill endures
    When B.B. King died last week at 89, the world lost not only a legendary blues guitarist but a man of legendary humanity and humility. As King is honored at ceremonies in Las Vegas this weekend, members of the South Florida blues community remember his...