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Alligator Artists Win Top Blues Blast Music Awards

[09/27/2016]
Three Alligator artists received 2016 Blues Blast awards at a ceremony held by the online publication on Friday, September 23 at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign, Illinois.

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American Musical Legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr. November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016

[09/24/2016]
American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ."

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ALLIGATOR RECORDS PRESIDENT BRUCE IGLAUER TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

[09/07/2016]
Alligator Records founder and president Bruce Iglauer will receive the Blues Blast Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award at the online publication's annual awards presentation. The ceremony will take place on September 23, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois, at the Fluid Events Center.

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Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon And Bruce Iglauer Win Living Blues Awards

[08/02/2016]
Shemekia Copeland Named Blues Artist Of The Year (Female). She Also Wins Album Of The Year For Outskirts Of Love. Chicago Bluesman Toronzo Cannon And Alligator President Bruce Iglauer Win Producer Of The Year For The Chicago Way.

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THE BIG SOUND OF LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS Set For September 23 Release

[08/01/2016]
Alligator Records has set a September 23 release date for The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, the new CD from one of Chicago's most iconic blues bands.

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