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  • High rent forces out B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square

    04/17/2018 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 18 replies
    Metro NYC ^ | April 17 2018 | Eva Kis
    As small arts venues continue to struggle in New York, there’s a new reminder that not even big ones are immune to the same challenges. Times Square’s home for jazz, R&B and soul B.B. King Blues Club & Grill will have its final show on April 29 after an 18-year tenure on 42nd Street, owner Blue Note Entertainment Group announced on Tuesday. The company blamed escalating rent for the closure, and said it is looking to reopen B.B. King in a new Manhattan location. The closing comes just after owner Blue Note opened a new Times Square venue Sony Hall,...
  • B.B. King's Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a "Totally Haywire" Fight

    05/26/2016 11:42:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/26/2016 | Scott johnson
    When bluesman B.B. King died last year, he bequeathed to the world a body of work spanning six decades that brought joy and comfort to millions. The crooner of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Sweet Sixteen" transformed American music, inspiring such rockers as Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. King was 89 when he succumbed to congestive heart failure in his Las Vegas home and died peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2015.The year since then has been decidedly less peaceful. While neither of King's two marriages resulted in children, he managed to leave behind a vast family:...
  • The Death Of B.B. King Means We Should Totally Remember Our Original Sin Or Something

    05/18/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | May 16, 2015
    In case you missed it, B.B. King, one of the best of the original Blues players ever, passed on. Of course, when we walk down the road into the fever swamps of Leftism, in this case, the always unhinged and insane Salon, we get B.B. King and our blatant racial revisionism: The South still denies the roots of “America’s music” Southern states celebrating “America’s music” should remember the direct line between our original sin & the blues We all have to go sometime. And hopefully, B. B. King was able to reflect in his twilight years that he had lived...
  • King of the Blues, R.I.P.

    05/16/2015 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 15, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    America has lost a national treasure: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love. “I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions,” Mr. King said...
  • Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

    05/15/2015 10:50:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/15/2015 | Todd Leopold
    (CNN)Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.
  • 'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    05/14/2015 11:02:11 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 94 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ken Ritter
    Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
  • Bluesman B.B. King 'in Home Hospice Care,' His Website Says

    05/02/2015 9:58:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat May 2, 2015 | Ralph Ellis
    Blues legend B.B. King is battling health problems, with a message on his website saying the 89-year-old musician is in "home hospice care." King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital Thursday afternoon, CNN affiliate KLAS reported, because his daughter, Patty King, said he wasn't eating and was dehydrated. Tests showed King may have had a minor heart attack, she told KLAS. He was released and went home.
  • B.B. King Daughter Claims Elder Abuse Police Called in Dispute Over Care

    05/01/2015 6:49:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies ^ | 5/1/15 | TMZ
    B.B. King Daughter Claims Elder Abuse Police Called in Dispute Over Care Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B....
  • B.B. King, 88, is heckled at an awkward St. Louis performance

    04/07/2014 8:35:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 114 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4/7/14 | Daniel Durcholz
    B.B. King has spent decades singing “The Thrill Is Gone.” Perhaps at long last it actually is. Make no mistake: King is a living legend, a national treasure, and the sobriquet “king of the blues” is not mere wordplay, but a title earned. To be in the same room as him and breathe the same air is an honor and a privilege. But for the majority of King’s concert at the Peabody Opera House on Friday night, the sizeable crowd could have been excused for thinking that’s all they were going to get. King’s shows in recent years have featured...
  • Gibson Guitars still faces no charges, months after raid

    02/24/2012 5:55:50 AM PST · by SumProVita · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/23/2012 | John Hayward
    In fact, it has now been six months since the Great Gibson Guitar Raid… and even though Gibson’s business was damaged, and half a million dollars’ worth of property was confiscated, no charges have been filed at all.
  • Obama: 'I Hope That Everybody Is Willing To Recapture That Sense Of Excitement'

    10/20/2009 6:27:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 1,323+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cue the B.B. King, baby. The thrill is gone. Here was Pres. Obama speaking to his $30,000-a-couple fundraiser tonight in NYC: "I hope that everybody here is willing to recapture that sense of excitement that comes from a big but achievable challenge, not a superficial excitement that comes from election day, but an excitement that comes from knowing we took on something that had to be taken on."
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    10/18/2009 8:54:32 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 302+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/18/2009 | Mike Volpe
    B.B. King and Buddy Guy classic blues duet.
  • B.B. King BLUES Concert Nov. 19th COUSSOULIS ARENA, Cal State San Bernardino!

    10/15/2009 10:55:54 AM PDT · by Joy Angela · 6 replies · 592+ views
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - For more than five decades, legendary blues artist B.B King has graced the music scene with unforgettable hits such as "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Three O'clock Blues." This fall, the Inland Empire will have an opportunity hear and see him in concert when he performs at Cal State San Bernardino's Coussoulis Arena on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are available through Ticketmaster, are now on sale. Tickets also are available at the Coussoulis Arena box office. Ticket prices are $85 for VIP Gold Circle seating, $65 reserved seating and $55 for general admission.....
  • XM re-names blues channel, gives B.B. his own show

    07/15/2008 11:33:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 90+ views
    XM Radio ^ | 07/15/08 | XM
    B.B. King signs on to host weekly music show Iconic Bluesman to Take On DJ Duties in September! Blues music icon B.B. King will begin hosting his own weekly music show for XM Radio beginning in September 2008. The program will feature a broad range of blues and gospel music hand-selected by King, along with stories about the artists and other personal anecdotes from the bluesman's epic career. In anticipation of King's hosting debut, today XM relaunched its dedicated blues channel "Bluesville" as "BB King's Bluesville (XM 74).
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • BB King to stop touring overseas

    01/21/2006 12:06:36 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 28 replies · 622+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/21/06 | n/a
    BB King to stop touring overseas BB King recently celebrated his 80th birthday Blues legend BB King will embark on his last international tour on 16 February, he has announced, although he said he will still make US concert appearances. The singer, 80, will start his Farewell Tour in Chicago and it also includes a five-date tour in the UK starting at the end of March. King has been performing since his big break in 1948, scoring two US number ones and numerous other hits. "I hardly remember I'm 80 unless I have to run up a hill or stairs,"...
  • Blues Legend B.B. King Turns 80

    09/16/2005 9:50:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 16 replies · 221+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 17 | Oscar Wells Gabriel, II
    Blues Legend B.B. King Turns 80 By OSCAR WELLS GABRIEL II, Associated Press Writer Fri Sep 16, 8:56 PM ET WASHINGTON - They came to see B.B. King. But before the night was over, the hundreds who lined up at a bookstore in Washington D.C. could be forgiven for thinking the blues legend had really come to see them. As the line snaked toward a table where he recently signed copies of his book, King held court, telling one fellow he wished he was still as young and handsome as he was. To a young woman he said, "There's nothing...
  • Buddies help B.B. belie the years

    09/15/2005 11:28:32 PM PDT · by scott says · 11 replies · 218+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2005 | H. Andrew Schwartz
    Turning 80 today, B.B. King continues to prove he hasn't lost a guitar lick or a vocal chop. A professional musician since his early 20s, when he abandoned sharecropping in Indianola, Miss., and headed north for Memphis, Tenn. to play the blues, Mr. King has recorded more than 70 albums. On his latest, "80," the bluesman has recorded 12 duets — with Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Roger Daltrey, Gloria Estefan, Sheryl Crow, Darryl Hall, Mark Knopfler, Glen Frey, Billy Gibbons and John Mayer. Each track is distinctive and features Mr. King's signature guitar work and...
  • B.B.(KIng) felt the love at Friday 'roast'

    08/02/2005 3:54:49 AM PDT · by WKB · 27 replies · 629+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | July 31, 2005 | Pete Tattersall
    BILOXI Ms. - Several hundred people gathered Friday evening in the Isle of Capri's Flamingo Ballroom to pay tribute to, and gently mock, blues legend B.B. King. King, who turns 80 on Sept. 16, was in South Mississippi to perform, and be the guest of honor, at Saturday night's benefit concert at the Coliseum. Both events raised funds for the proposed $10 million B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, which will be dedicated to honoring King, preserving the Delta blues heritage and encouraging and inspiring young artists and musicians. Friday's event, billed as a "roast," was hosted...
  • "Most Beautiful Day Of My Life," B.B. King Says After Ceremony At MS Capitol

    02/16/2005 8:11:04 AM PST · by bourbon · 71 replies · 1,334+ views
    WLOX (Biloxi, MS) ^ | 02/15/05 | AP
    Blues great B.B. King says he had never set foot in the Mississippi Capitol until Tuesday. Once he arrived, he got a grand welcome. The state House and Senate declared Tuesday to be B.B. King Day. During a standing-room-only ceremony in the Senate chamber, lawmakers and Gov. Haley Barbour honored the 79-year-old Delta native whose hits include "The Thrill is Gone.'' King pulled a white handkerchief from his pocket and wiped away tears. "I never learned to talk very well without Lucille,'' King said, speaking of his black Gibson guitar. "But today, I'm trying to say only God knows how...