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Heritage Blues eager to sing stories

...larger audience to include more white listeners. Audiences could experience blues performances at nightclubs like the Cotton Club in New York and in juke joints along Beale Street in Memphis."After the '60s, we lost quality control of the...
Ramblin' Rhodes: McClinton in the mood for Blind Willie McTell festival

...Bob Wills at this little bitty nightclub that was in a cotton field outside of Lubbock, and it actually was called The Cotton Club," McClinton added. "Bob Wills and his band (Texas Playboys) would play there while us kids played out in the...
'Fiasco' details some of Hollywood's biggest bombs

...Hollywood's greatest producers ("Chinatown," "The Godfather"), he pops up in several of these disasters: "The Cotton Club," "Popeye" and "Paint Your Wagon." -Finally, the difference between a bomb and a hit can be slight. Remember...
Smaller venues offer indie acts place to perform

...substantial acts. UPCOMING SHOWS: Ryan Adams on Wednesday, Ani Difranco on Sept. 19, Social Distortion on Oct. 11 THE COTTON CLUB 152 LUCKIE ST. Located beneath the Tabernacle, the more intimate venue specializes on rising acts and regional favorites...
Hoofers celebrate National Tap Dance Day

...fellow whose six-decade career includes a Tony-nominated role in "Black and Blue" and appearances in the films "The Cotton Club" and "'Round Midnight," Slyde was weightless, gliding across the stage to the smooth accompaniment of the Frank...
TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

...magnate and an admittedly lousy actor. After that, he was arrested for cocaine possession and his connection to "The Cotton Club" murder trial. And along the way, he maintained a perfect tan, a legendary estate and a fabled love life, including...
Actor, animals have local ties

...Curtis on the TV show Pee-wee's Playhouse. Later would come significant parts in the movies Apocalypse Now, The Cotton Club, The Color Purple and Gardens of Stone before landing a career-changing role as the sensible, caring father in...
Anniversary marks 100 years of genius

...together bands to perform at dances. He played at various nightclubs throughout the 1920s and found huge success at the Cotton Club before the decade was out. For the next several decades, Mr. Ellington was involved with just about every innovation...
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Building amphitheater arena latest gig for music promoter

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Under a bright Georgia sky, just a football field away from the drone of construction in the Alpharetta corridor, concert promoter Peter Conlon is climbing through the woods like a schoolboy sprung from class. But play is the last thing on his mind this afternoon as he plops down on a fallen log, digging his hiking boots into a carpet of dead leaves. These days, Mr. Conlon has much bigger plans - plans that may touch nearly everyone in metro Atlanta who buys concert tickets or who loves live music.
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Local stars don dancing shoes to raise money for association

...Her grandmother loved to dance, and Brown-Thomas also grew up dancing."My father put me on the tables at the Cotton Club in New York City when I was only 3 years old, so I've been dancing since," she said about her late father, James...