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‘The world’s happiest blues man’

April 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Big Ron Hunter, known as “the world’s happiest blues man,” will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks and again Sunday morning at the museum for a Sunday brunch. Continue Reading

Election-year blues: Obama joins Jagger, B.B. King for makeshift White House blues club

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of articleThe president just couldn’t say no: Mick Jagger held out a mic almost by way of command, and soon Barack Obama was belting out the blues with the best of them. Continue Reading

Southern blues comes to NDMOA

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Traditional blues musicians from the drink houses, front porches, kitchen tables and churches of the Deep South soon will perform in the elegant galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

A blues ride with John Mayall

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“Legendary” is a term that sometimes gets tossed about pretty freely in entertainment circles. But for international blues star John Mayall, who has been dubbed “The Godfather of British Blues,” it seems quite apropos. Continue Reading

OBIT: Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, 97, noted blues piano player, oldest Grammy winner

March 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Pinetop Perkins, an old school bluesman with the gravelly voice, kept jamming in the clubs and collecting Grammy Awards until shortly before his death from cardiac arrest Monday at his Austin, Texas, home. “He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen,” friend B.B. King said. Continue Reading

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Blue Cross Blue Shield cuts 63 positions

November 8, 2010 in INFORUM

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has trimmed 13 percent of its payroll by laying off 63 employees and not filling 57 vacancies as part of a cost-cutting strategy.
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Bishop bridges blues scene of past, present and future

August 12, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Elvin Bishop is the protagonist in the quintessential story of how a blues musician was born.
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Lamb: Blues clues: How to get a musical nickname

July 30, 2010 in INFORUM

Even if you think the music is a bit repetitive and just a tad downbeat, you have to admit there’s a lot of color in the blues. Particularly in the names of its players. Continue Reading

Blues improve to 12-1 with sweep at Cloquet

June 30, 2009 in Superior Telegram

Junior American Legion team also went 4-0 to win Lew Eskelson title Continue Reading