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  • Terry Callier dies at 67; vocalist, musician

    Terry Callier, a singer-songwriter who captivated a cult following with his quietly hypnotic baritone voice and hard-to-classify music that combined elements of folk, blues and jazz, died of cancer Oct. 27 at a hospital in Chicago. He was 67.
  • Terry Callier: Farewell to a distinctive Chicago voice

    Terry Callier: Farewell to a distinctive Chicago voice
    Chicago singer-songwriter Terry Callier never received a fraction of the acclaim he deserved, but nobody who heard him ever forgot him. The imploring, incantatory quality of his vocals distinguished him from peers, as did his knack for mixing elements of...

    Michael Clark and Bobby "BlackHat" to provide bluesy soundtrack at Norfolk's Ribfest

    Michael Clark and Bobby "BlackHat" to provide bluesy soundtrack at Norfolk's Ribfest
    Two veteran Hampton Roads blues performers -- Bobby "BlackHat" Walters of Newport News and Michael Clark of Norfolk -- will add musical spice to Town Point Ribfest, a free festival happening Saturday. Barbecue and blues belong together, so I can see...

    'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary

    'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary
    "Soul Train." the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Monday in concert at Pritzer Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago soul greats Jerry Butler, the...

    The Impressions keep on pushing

    The Impressions keep on pushing
    Fred Cash remembers the day he joined the Impressions in 1958, a mere teenager starting what would be a five-decade ride in one of the great vocal groups of all time. He had been singing on street-corners in Chattanooga, Tenn., and in church with his...