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  • Local acts The UnXpected, Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos shined at International Blues Challenge in Memphis

    Local acts The UnXpected, Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos shined at International Blues Challenge in Memphis
    More than a week has passed since local bands returned from the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, time enough for the experience to marinate in the minds of musicians.
  • At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...

    21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?

    21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?
    You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...

    'He's the last of the bluesmen'

    'He's the last of the bluesmen'
    He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues. David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...

    The creative stew that was Bronzeville

    The creative stew that was Bronzeville
    On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...