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  • Outpouring Of Support For High Ranking Police Officer Whose House Burned Down

    Outpouring Of Support For High Ranking Police Officer Whose House Burned Down
    He's a high-ranking cop in charge of one of the most challenging districts in the city, but when his house burned down last month, he and his family were presented with a new challenge. It was a big night Sunday for Capt. Bob Bardy of NOPD's Sixth...
  • Slow Burn Burlesque Does America

    Slow Burn Burlesque Does America
    Slow Burn Burlesque is back with another wild tribute. This time they're lampooning the country we love with "Slow Burn Does America" with irreverent tributes to the culture of the good ole' U.S. of A. The show will feature a beauty pageant, has-been...
  • Slow Burn Burlesque presents Show Ghouls

    Slow Burn Burlesque presents Show Ghouls
    Just when we thought Slow Burn Burlesque couldn't get any more demented and disturbing, it's time for "Show Ghouls," the Halloween horror extravaganza! Join us at the Howlin' Wolf for a night of blood and babes. The show will feature all our favorite Slow...
  • A sound check along the Memphis-to-Nashville 'Music Highway'

    Memphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
  • The Blues

    The Blues
    After this day, Chicago blues--and by extension the popular music of the last half of the 20th Century--would never be the same. McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, already was famous as the singer and guitarist most responsible for bringing the...
  • Koko Taylor dies at 80; singer was Chicago blues icon

    Koko Taylor dies at 80; singer was Chicago blues icon
    Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of...
  • Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll

    Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll
    Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
  • Finally, a lot of Hooker in one place

    As one of the most respected figures in the history of the blues, John Lee Hooker should have been an early giant of rock 'n' roll, right? His "Boogie Chillen' " was a smash R&B single in 1949 — just about the time Elvis Presley and the other rock...
  • Old-school bluesman Bernie Pearl honors the masters

    I be's troubled I be all worried mind I can't feel satisfied And I just can't keep from cryin' Bernie Pearl bent over his vintage Martin guitar at a Westside recording studio, listening to the playback of his interpretation of the Muddy Waters classic...
  • Movie review: Cadillac Records -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Brilliantly cast and ambitious to beat the band, Cadillac Records is a little movie that aims big. It tries to capture nothing less than the moment when white culture embraced black music and rock 'n' roll was born. But even if the iPod Nation craves...
  • 'Cadillac Records'

    Brilliantly cast and ambitious to beat the band, "Cadillac Records" is a little movie that aims big. It tries to capture nothing less than the moment when white culture embraced black music and rock 'n' roll was born. But even if the iPod Nation craves...
  • Ike Turner Dies at 76

    Ike Turner, the musician who gave the world what many historians consider the first rock 'n' roll record -- "Rocket 88" in 1951 -- but bitterly acknowledged in his later years that he was most famous for being the abusive husband of Tina Turner, died...