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B.B. King: The Life of Riley

Opens Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Synopsis: Narrated by Morgan Freeman, B.B. King: The Life of Riley features the legendary bluesman and guitarists opening up about his very difficult childhood, and explaining how his early struggles helped shape his musical output. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: B.B. King Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

The 'DNA of the blues'

...these days it seems. Hrumph. All the better to crank the tunes, I say. And good riddance. Between Buddy Guy and B.B. King, there's no room anyway. But having just said that, imagine my surprise when I found a stowaway yesterday! Nope...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102110/art_723849656.shtml
Arts
Buser maintains his solid lead in Iditarod

KALTAG -- Martin Buser popped B.B. King into his compact disc player and left Kaltag for Unalakleet on Saturday afternoon, maintaining a solid lead in the Iditarod trail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031002/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Weighing a theater's fate

In its heyday, the 20th Century Theater hosted blues legend B.B. King and presidential hopeful Richard Nixon. Since it opened in 1940, the theater on Front Street downtown has welcomed vaudeville...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032402/loc_theatre.shtml
News
'An Evening with FLY'

Friday's show, "An Evening with FLY," will include: "Blue Air," music by Schuler, B.B. King, The Ojays. Three pieces about the state of being blue-blue jazz, having the blues, girlfriend blues. "Cool Pops," music...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012904/thi_flyside.shtml
This WeeK
Walking in both worlds

...American flutist and singer Mary Youngblood recorded her first album in a cave in 1997. This year she opened concerts for B.B. King and Chris Isaak. Inspired by tradition and open to modern influences, Native American musicians such as Youngblood...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070302/thi_musicians.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

Blues threesome plays at Hoochi's By RILEY WOODFORD THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Elvis Presley meets Van Halen at B.B. King's house. Texas blues guitarist Paul Byrd combined some surprisingly complimentary influences in his development as a musician...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041599/Ent_byrd.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...flip side.'' Known to his listeners as ``BP,'' Price spins the sounds of Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald and B.B. King - to name a few - as the host of KINY radio's ``Jazz and Blues Box'' program. The journey that led him to hosting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041699/Loc_color.shtml
Castro returns to Alaska to start festival

...television, headlining festivals across the country and still shaking their heads that they've managed to tour with B.B. King and play with John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy. Yes, life is good for the Tommy Castro Band, who, as many of the blues...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052004/thi_castro.shtml
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Bayou diva

...has appeared on the public-television show "Austin City Limits" and played at the White House in a concert with B.B. King in 1999. She performs more than 100 concerts a year. Juneau Jazz and Classics has been trying to bring Ball to Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120502/thi_ball.shtml
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