Taj Mahal was not yet a blues legend when the Rolling Stones first heard him live in the mid-1960s at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. But they immediately became avid fans of his no-nonsense instrumental prowess, earthy singing and charismatic stage presence.Such avid fans, in fact, that Mahal was the only American artist the now-legendary English band invited to perform in London as part of their 1968 concert film, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.” As the recently released expanded “Circus” DVD and CD box set vividly attests, he was a standout in a lineup that also included the Stones, The Who, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jethro Tull, Eric Clapton and Marianne Faithfull.Clapton would later be a guest on an album by Mahal, who may well be the only veteran blues great to earn a degree in agriculture and animal husbandry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before launching his musical career. The New York-born Mahal’s many other … [Read more...] about Music legend Taj Mahal talks music, race and the Rolling Stones
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Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 10:47 AM EDT Aug 6, 2019 Main stage performers including Third Eye Blind, the All-American Rejects, the Four Tops and Theory of a Deadman will lead the music lineup at the 2019 edition of Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak. The lineup of 200-plus performers — including a genre-spanning array of local talent — was announced Tuesday morning by producers of the 22nd annual festival, formally named Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by Flagstar Bank. The Labor Day weekend fest, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 2, will feature music on nine stages, including a Michigan Lottery National Stage showcasing performances by Phillip Phillips, Night Ranger and Starship. Organizers also announced the honorary renaming of Washington Avenue to L. Brooks Patterson Boulevard during the festival's four days, in honor of the late Oakland County Executive. Patterson, who died Saturday at 80, was a longtime AB&E backer and helped … [Read more...] about Arts, Beats & Eats lineup, schedule: Third Eye Blind, Four Tops
Twitter is obviously having a lot of success selling its branded hashtag emojis, and they appear to be good marketing. We’re used to seeing the tiny icons during awards season (a gold Oscar statue or Grammy victrola when the awards are hashtagged, for example), but they’ve been getting decidedly more interesting lately. If you tweet about Jordan Peele’s Us with the hashtag #UsMovie, for example, a tiny pair of gold scissors follows the word. Then, of course, there’s Game of Thrones, which debuted 20 new emojis for the upcoming season, which pop up when you hashtag different characters. On Thursday, March 28, Twitter scored a hashtaggy home run with baseball fans. As the 2019 Major League Baseball season began, the league released a slew of new emojis and revamped hashtags. Out of the 30, new ones include Arizona (#RattleOn), Cincinnati (#BornToBaseball), Detroit (#MotorOn), Houston (#TakeItBack) and many more. As in past years, if you tweet … [Read more...] about Slush: News, Culture and Trending Topics in L.A.
By Jim Harrington | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 14, 2019 at 1:07 pm | UPDATED: March 15, 2019 at 4:58 am SAP Center at San Jose will continue to celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting a free three-day music festival in September. The SAP Center 25 Festival Weekend runs Sept. 13-15, with each day focusing on a different genre of music — rock ‘n’ roll on Day 1, hip-hop on Day 2 and Latin music on Day 3. Two of three concerts have been announced. The Kings of the West show, featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, The Game, Nipsey Hussle, and The Psycho Realm, perform Sept. 14. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 22. Colombian reggaeton sensation Maluma takes the stage at SAP Center on Sept. 15. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 15. Tickets can be purchased at the venue box office as well as at www.ticketmaster.com. The rock act (or acts) set to perform on Sept. 13 will be announced at a later date. Prior to the concerts inside the … [Read more...] about SAP Center celebrates 25th anniversary with 3-day music festival
The cast of Kinky Boots Credit: Helen Maybanks Archant Get those dancing shoes out the wardrobe as West End smash-hit Kinky Boots leads the latest season at Norwich Theatre Royal. Let it Be UK tour Credit: Anthony RoblingThe new season announcement also includes a smash-hit musical based on The Beatles and a much-loved CBeebies show live on stage. This is what you have got to look forward to in the second half of 2019 and early 2020 the theatre: 2019Caroline’s Kitchen, March 6 to 9 A spiky comedy about the chaotic life of a television cook starring Caroline Langrishe and Aden Gillett. The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, May 12 to 18 Cirque EloizeThe Norfolk & Norwich Festival has lined up an eclectic array of one-night delights at the theatre with legendary Malian/Cuban band Las Maravillas De Mali on May 12, hip-hop dance performance group Boy Blue presents Blak Whyte Gray on May 14 and Grammy Award-winning pianist Chilly Gonzales on May 15, Bells and Spells by Victoria … [Read more...] about Norwich Theatre Royal announce new season including Kinky Boots