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  • Joel DaSilva: Still hungry

    Joel DaSilva: Still hungry
  • David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...

    Push for blues, jazz showcase on old Motor Row gains steam

    Push for blues, jazz showcase on old Motor Row gains steam
    It will take some time and a good amount of money, but city planners hope the historic Motor Row stretch of South Michigan Avenue will one day become a living showcase for the city’s blues and jazz legacies. To help make that happen, a City Council...

    '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...