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Blues Legend Buddy Guy Added to Riverbend Lineup
By Sean Phipps, Nooga.com
Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy will perform on the Coca-Cola stage during the Riverbend Festival Sunday, June 8.
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Guy is a celebrated Chicago blues legend and widely considered one of the best blues guitarists alive, garnering admiration from Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others.
His guitar technique could be described as incendiary.
CLICK HERE to watch a performance below of "Damn Right, I Got the Blues" from Guitar Center Sessions.
uy is also largely responsible for expanding the audience idea that blues music is just "sad" songs.
One of his famous anecdotes:
"Once I was checking into a hotel, and a couple saw my ring with 'blues' on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterward and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'"
Guy was ranked No. 30 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and, as a house guitarist for the Chess label, can be heard on hits like "Killing Floor" by Howlin’ Wolf and "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor.
A winner of six Grammys, Guy is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was awarded a National Medal of Arts and 23 W.C. Handy Awards, more than any other artist.
His 2013 release, "Rhythm & Blues," is his 27th album. The two discs feature guests like Kid Rock, Beth Hart, Keith Urban, Joe Perry and Gary Clark Jr.
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DARRELL HAMMOND TO TAKE OVER SNL ANNOUNCER'S ROLE FOR LATE DON PARDO
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a new gig -- and an old one -- for Darrell Hammond. The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member is now the show's new announcer, taking over the job Don Pardo had until he died earlier this year. Hammond says his goal is to get viewers to recall Pardo's voice -- without doing an impersonation of it. That wasn't the approach Hammond took some years ago -- when he occasionally filled in for Pardo. Hammond went behind the mic six times when Pardo couldn't go. NBC didn't announce the replacement -- and few people figured it out. Hammond is already the longest-running cast member of SNL. And he suggests his role may get even larger. He says he doesn't know if he will revive his impersonation of former president Bill Clinton -- should his wife Hillary decide to run for president.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Darrell Hammond will be the new announcer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
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Sound of the opening theme for "Saturday Night Live."
BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman who pleaded guilty to stalking Kevin Spacey will get some time behind bars for her trouble -- and have to cough up a huge chunk of change as a result. Linda Louise Culkin of Quincy was sentenced yesterday to more than four years in prison -- and must pay Spacey $124,000 for bodyguards he brought on because of the stalking. Prosecutors say she took part in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking pattern. She claims she's mentally ill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Is Cher a racist? That's what three backup dancers are suggesting in a lawsuit. The singers claim that Cher complained her "Dressed to Kill" tour had "too much color" -- and told the choreographer not to hire any more dark-skinned dancers. Choreographer Kevin Wilson -- who is black and danced in the tour -- was fired in July. A second black dancer claims she was let go -- also for racial reasons. A publicist for Cher says the accusations against the veteran performer are "ridiculous" and "couldn't be further from the truth." The lawsuit seeks more than $10 million in damages. Cher had to postpone three weeks of shows because of a viral infection earlier this month.
Three backup dancers are suing Cher. The AP's Jamie Friar reports the dancers charge racial and age discrimination
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Excerpt of Cher, performing "Believe."
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Excerpt of Cher performing "If I Could Turn Back Time."
NICKI MINAJ-WIG SUIT
ATLANTA (AP) -- Hair today -- gone tomorrow. A federal judge in Atlanta has yanked off a lawsuit filed against Nicki Minaj. The suit was laid down by the rapper's former wig designer. Terrence Davidson sued Minaj and her company for, among other things, flipping out on launching a reality TV show and a wig line. The suit also claims Minaj swiped his design for hairpieces. Lawyers for Minaj filed a motion to dismiss, claiming the suit's roots weren't solid in that the plaintiff failed to state a viable claims. The judge agreed -- and shook the case out of court.
DOWNTON ABBEY-NEW SEASON IN U.K.
LONDON (AP) -- The good news for "Downton Abbey" fans: the show's new season begins this weekend. The not-so-good news: it will be January before the season begins airing in the U.S. It airs in the U.K. first. Not to cough up any spoiler alerts, but the members of the cast say the tough economic times are starting to take their toll. Elizabeth McGovern says "all of the characters are adjusting to a changing world" -- with some being more successful at doing so than others.
Elizabeth McGovern says the economic crisis is putting a strain on her character's marriage. ((Note length of cut))
NEW YORK (AP) -- "What does a Jewish woman make for dinner? Reservations." If you thought that sounds like a joke Joan Rivers would tell -- you'd be right. It's one of several the late comedian agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food. Her brand of comedy is featured in "Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food." The book is due out in December and features foodie memories from people like Don Rickles and Itzhak Perlman. Rivers died earlier this month a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure at a New York City outpatient surgery center.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Sheen says it's easier playing Dr. Williams Masters on "Masters of Sex" than it is playing other real, but more famous people like British Prime Minister Tony Blair or TV interviewer David Frost. Sheen says he feels more freedom in playing Masters because --"very little is known about" his inner life.
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