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Otis Clay, RIP

Soul veteran Otis Clay, who performed in NYC as recently as February 2015, has passed away at age 73 after suffering a heart attack. Via Rolling Stone:he Mississippi-born Clay ventured into the music world with gospel vocal groups before branching out to secular music in the mid-Sixt...

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Memphis music doc ‘Take Me To The River’ being celebrated at The Apollo & Brooklyn Bowl (we have a coupon) —– William Bell, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush & more performing

Take Me To The River is a new-ish documentary on the Memphis music scene. You can watch the trailer below and here's the synopsis:"Take Me To The River" is a feature documentary and record celebrating the inter-generational, inter-racial, inter-gender musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation...

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2012 free show schedule

ANNOUNCING LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS 42nd SEASON
JULY 25-AUGUST 12, 2012

100 FREE PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS ACROSS THE PLAZAS OF LINCOLN CENTER

17 World, US and NY Debuts, Premieres and Commissions, Including:
* Phil Kline's dreamcitynine - festival-long GPS-based audio app installation plus live performance
* Art meets sport this Olympics summer with Kimmo Pohjonen's Accordion Wrestling
dance theater piece featuring the accordion experimentalist and ten Finnish wrestlers
Los Irreales de Ondatrópica - Quantic and Frente Cumbiero lead an intergenerational all-star gathering of Colombian musicians
* Celebrated Turkish psych-folk icon, singer Selda Bagcan, highlights Istanbulive
* The Bad Plus: On Sacred Ground - Re-envisioning Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
* Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - German minimal techno group's chamber orchestra
* Polyglot Theatre's Tangle - site-specific, audience-created installation and kids' "play space"

AND...

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The Brooklyn Soul Festival @ the Bell House – night 2 in pics (The Sweet Divines, Maxine Brown, Otis Clay & friends)

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The 1st Brooklyn Soul Festival was a great success. Sell out crowd on the 1st night and nearly so on the second. The crowd was a nice mix of the soul intelligentsia, older music fans and twenty-somethings out to hear some good music...

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Brooklyn Soul Festival – night 1 in pics (Eli Reed & The True Loves, Hermon Hitson, Roscoe Robinson, Barbara Lynn)

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Eli 'Paperboy' Reed and Barbara Lynn @ The Bell House

The 1st Brooklyn Soul Festival was a great success. Sell out crowd on the 1st night and nearly so on the second...

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2009 Brooklyn Soul Festival – 2 nights in August (Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed & the Sweet Divines are the house bands)

Eli "Paperboy" Reed @ Madison Square Park in June '08 (more by Chris La Putt)

The Brooklyn Soul Festival will take place at the Bell House on August 28th and 29th...

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the 2009 Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans – Day 1 in pics

"Before Kansas City was recorded by everyone from the Beatles to Peggy Lee, the song was first released in 1952 as K.C. Loving by an obscure Houston pianist named Little Willie Littlefield...

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2008 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech

"2008 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech Jump Starts a Summer of Soul Featuring Music Superstars Oleta Adams, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Skatalites, Alice Smith, Orchestra Baobab, Phoebe Snow, Lionel Loueke with Somi, Otis Clay and Ryan Shaw, Leela James, and Richie Havens with Marcus Carl Franklin"...

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free shows in Rockefeller Park, The Punch Brothers and Chris Thile tour dates (Living Room)

the Punch Brothers @ Wintergrass 2008 (armadilo60)

Chris Thile's new band The Punch Brothers are playing a free show in Rockefeller Park in NYC this summer...

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