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Theatre Marquee for Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin performing a musical presenta Photo

Theatre Marquee for Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin performing a musical presentation of ''A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN'' at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on July 29, 2013 in New York City.

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Michael Joplin, Mary Bridget Davies, Laura Joplin and Randy Johnson Photo

Michael Joplin, Mary Bridget Davies, Laura Joplin and Randy Johnson

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B.B. King News

TN Shakespeare Company Launches 6th Annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series: MACBETH Photo TN Shakespeare Company Launches 6th Annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series: MACBETH
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022

Returning for its sixth annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC) stages a mystical, modern-dress Macbeth in nine different outdoor venues throughout the Shelby County area from October 6-23.  

The McCrary Sisters, Lizz Wright and Mumu Fresh Join A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN at The To Photo The McCrary Sisters, Lizz Wright and Mumu Fresh Join A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN at The Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

The McCrary Sisters, Lizz Wright and Mumu Fresh have been added to the lineup of A Tribute to Bob Dylan, in partnership with the Bob Dylan Center¬ģ, on September 30, 2022 at 8pm.

Passage Theatre Company Announces Production Of BLUES IN MY SOUL: THE LEGEND AND LEGA Photo Passage Theatre Company Announces Production Of BLUES IN MY SOUL: THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF LONNIE JOHNSON
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022

It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie, an early guitar hero who influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, T-Bone Walker, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton, is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside.

The Kennedy Center Announces Millennium Stage Schedule for October Featuring José Ja Photo The Kennedy Center Announces Millennium Stage Schedule for October Featuring José James, Samantha Crain & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Millennium Stage will offer free live community performances, streamed live, plus online programs and film screenings, Wednesday‚ÄďSaturday each week throughout their campus.

Shamekia Copeland and Ruthie Foster Join Forces in Powerhouse Concert at Highmark Blu Photo Shamekia Copeland and Ruthie Foster Join Forces in Powerhouse Concert at Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Guitarist/vocalist Shemekia Copeland was literally born into blues royalty and founded her own kingdom of artistic expression. Composer/vocalist/ keyboardist Ruthie Foster established her own sonic citizenship by combining a melting pot of musical genres into her own distinctive sound.

DR. K'S MOTOWN REVUE Returns To Bay Street Theater Photo DR. K'S MOTOWN REVUE Returns To Bay Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will welcome Dr. K's Motown Revue back to its stage on Saturday, October 15 at 8 PM. Channeling the magic of Motown with the iconic sound, full costume, and dance, the 12 performers will transport audiences back to the heights of the era.

Blues Phenom Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Brings His 662 Live Juke Joint To Highmark B Photo Blues Phenom Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Brings His 662 Live Juke Joint To Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

Every so often, a few blues child prodigies like Lucky Peterson, Derek Trucks, and Johnny Lang, arrive on the scene and deliver much-needed excitement into the idiom, with the promise of their coming greatness. At only 23 years old, guitarist/vocalist Christone ‚ÄúKingfish‚ÄĚ Ingram has already fulfilled his potential and is one of the most impactful blues artists of his generation.¬†

CLUE, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, And More Announced for Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 50th  Photo CLUE, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, And More Announced for Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

2023 marks a golden milestone for Beef & Boards ‚Äď 50 years of keeping audiences well-fed and exceptionally entertained, and keeping them coming back for more. It's a celebration that includes three new shows to the Beef & Boards stage, fan and family favorites, and a return of the most successful show ever presented at the theatre.

Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival Takes Over Pittsburgh's Highmark Stadium in Septem Photo Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival Takes Over Pittsburgh's Highmark Stadium in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

As the soundtrack of struggle, the narrative of collective experience and the backbeat of community, the blues in all its different forms is a tradition that lives on with the Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival. Produced by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) and Presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the fifth annual festival takes place September 14-15 at Highmark Stadium (510 W. Station Square Drive).

League of Chicago Theatres Highlights Fall 2022 Productions From Chicago Shakespeare  Photo League of Chicago Theatres Highlights Fall 2022 Productions From Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Teatro Vista & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

Chicago will continue to produce some of the most exciting work in the country this Fall. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 producing theatres include a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as comedy, dance, festivals, and more.

B.B. King Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS Biopic in Official Trailer VideoVIDEO: First Look at Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS Biopic in Official Trailer
by Michael Major - Feb 17, 2022

The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The cast also includes Richard Roxburgh, Hellen Thomson, Natasha Bassett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Zavier Samuel, and Jodi Smit-McPhee.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SUMMER OF SOUL! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SUMMER OF SOUL!
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2021

The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Teaser Trailer for SUMMER OF SOUL, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda VideoVIDEO: Watch the Teaser Trailer for SUMMER OF SOUL, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2021

Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park).¬†The footage was never seen and largely forgotten‚Äďuntil now.

Sammy Miller and The Congregation Share Music Video For 'Shine' VideoSammy Miller and The Congregation Share Music Video For 'Shine'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 6, 2019

Today, Sammy Miller and The Congregation share the music video for their latest single 'Shine,' the first track to be released from their forthcoming debut album Leaving Egypt, out February 7. Tonight, the band opens for Blind Boys of Alabama at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY and again on Sunday at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY.

Sammy Miller and The Congregation Announce Debut Album 'Leaving Egypt' VideoSammy Miller and The Congregation Announce Debut Album 'Leaving Egypt'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 22, 2019

Today, Sammy Miller and The Congregation announced their debut album.

Southern Halo Share New Lyric Video for 'Missing Mississipi' VideoSouthern Halo Share New Lyric Video for 'Missing Mississipi'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 11, 2019

Southern Halo's latest lyric video, 'Missing Mississippi,' marks home and family on an emotional map as it reflects on the Morris sisters' connection to the state of their birth. The creative clip is filled with a montage of personal photographs that range from toddler to teen interspersed with high-energy stage snaps, text message screenshots and images of keepsakes and mementos of their travels. The often moving visuals offer a refreshing and surprisingly deep dive into the 'sister soul' togetherness and Southern grace that are central to Natalia (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist), Christina (drums) and Hannah (bass), and solidify the sense of 'family' and 'home.'

Leslie Stevens Debuts 'Teen Bride' Music Video  via DittyTV VideoLeslie Stevens Debuts 'Teen Bride' Music Video via DittyTV
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 23, 2019

LA-based singer-songwriter¬†Leslie Stevens¬†is debuting her new video ‚ÄúTeen Bride‚ÄĚ via¬†Ditty TV. Her new album¬†Sinner¬†is out now via¬†Thirty Tigers.

Concord Records Release Deluxe Edition of Ray Charles's 'Modern Sounds in Country and VideoConcord Records Release Deluxe Edition of Ray Charles's 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music'
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 6, 2019

Ray Charles's Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2 are major landmarks in American culture. Released during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, the album broke racial barriers and proved that signature performances work in all genres, taking country standards and transforming them into soul and R&B classics.

Lagond All-Stars Perform Free Live Jazz, Latin & Funk At Coney Island's Deno's Wonder VideoLagond All-Stars Perform Free Live Jazz, Latin & Funk At Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2019

Lagond Music School's young musicians perform a diversity of cool jazz, hot Latin and danceable funk at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Free performance by the Lagond All-Stars on Saturday, July 20, from 2-4:30PM, on our stage located on the Boardwalk at West 12th Street in front of Deno's

VIDEO: Legendary Orchestrator, Arranger Harold Wheeler was Honored with a Lifetime Ac VideoVIDEO: Legendary Orchestrator, Arranger Harold Wheeler was Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

On Sunday night, the Tony Awards honored legendary orchestrator and arranger Harold Wheeler with one of three 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wheeler is currently represented on Broadway with AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Watch Howard Wheeler accept the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.