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3-D blues exhibit designed to appeal to eyes, hands and ears

Sep. 06, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — An exhibit about blues legends and juke joints is opening soon in Mississippi, and it's designed to appeal to the eyes, hands and ears. A Cast of Blues will be on display Sept. 11-Oct. 9 at the Historic Eureka School in Hattiesburg. It features...

Mississippi artists featured in traveling music exhibit

Sep. 05, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Cast of Blues, an exhibit featuring 15 resin-cast masks of blues legends and photographs of blues performers and juke joints, will be featured at the Historic Eureka School in Hattiesburg this month. The resin-cast masks were created by...

Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

Aug. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy has influenced some of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Gary Clark Jr. But the factors that led to his inspiration may not have happened if Guy hadn't taken a stand – literally. ...

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

Jul. 28, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank...