WGN-TV Feature On Chicago Bluesman Toronzo Cannon Nominated For Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award

Blues Man By Night, Bus Driver By Day, the four-minute WGN-TV feature on Chicago's Toronzo Cannon which aired in March 2016, has been nominated for a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award, given out by The National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences.

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wo Alligator Records Songs To Appear In Bad Santa 2

Two songs from the vast Alligator Records catalog -- William Clarke's Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus and Koko Taylor's Merry Merry Christmas -- will be heard in the upcoming major motion picture, Bad Santa 2.

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Legendary Blues Drummer Ted Harvey, 1931 - 2016


Ted Harvey, drummer of the legendary Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers, died of natural causes on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Harvey was born December 21, 1931. He was 84 years old.

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Alligator Artists Win Top Blues Blast Music Awards

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

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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