Richmond Mens Chorus Wed, 11 May 2022 18:34:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Richmond Mens Chorus 32 32 Lionel Richie receives 2022 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Wed, 11 May 2022 18:34:41 +0000

The star-studded celebration includes performances from Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Yolanda Adams, and more

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International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music with more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe® and four Grammy Awards®.

This month, the Library of Congress presented the singer-songwriter with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Watch the celebration — featuring performances from special guests Luke Bryan, Miguel, Anthony Anderson, Chris Stapleton and more — on WITF TV Tuesday, May 17 at 9 p.m. or stream it from the PBS Video app from May 18 through June 15.

Richie is an Alabama-born singer-songwriter with a smooth voice and a deft touch for the romantic ballad. Lionel Richie’s unforgettable work has shown us that music can bring us together. Even when we run into problems and disagree on issues, songs can show us what we have in common.

He is known for his mega-hits Hello, Lady, All night long, Penny’s Lover, stuck to youand Dancing on the roof – to name a few – and co-wrote one of the most important pop songs in history, we are the worldfor the USA for Africa.

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Anthony Anderson performs at the 2022 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Watch Lionel Ritchie’s celebration of pop music’s impact Tuesday, May 17 at 9 p.m. on WITF TV or stream it on demand from the PBS Video app or online from May 18 through June 15.

His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories and penned hits such as three times a lady, Stilland Easy.

Richie has sold out arenas around the world and headlined festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Glastonbury, attracting the biggest festival crowd with over 200,000 in attendance.

He took his fans on a spectacular musical journey with his latest album, Live from Las Vegas as well as his last tour, Hello tour, which began in the summer of 2019. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart and marked the legendary artist’s first release on Capitol Records.

Richie has been a american idol judge for the past 4 seasons and is set to return for the show’s 20th season.

Watch Gershwin Award on WITF TV Tuesday, May 17 at 9 p.m. or stream it on demand from May 18 through June 15 through the PBS Video app or

]]> Night cruises return to Craftworks at the Barn with live music Wed, 11 May 2022 10:04:29 +0000

FOWLERS CORNERS – After two years of cancellations caused by COVID, Cruise Nights at Craftworks at the Barn in Selwyn Township, presented by Fowlers Corners and District Lions Club, returns later this month – with a post-pandemic twist.

Beginning May 19, car enthusiasts and spectators will once again be welcomed to the grounds of Craftworks, located at 124 Lindsay Rd., one mile east of Fowlers Corners, to continue the years-old tradition.

Every Thursday from May 19 to September 15, evening cruises will begin from 5 p.m. – ending at dusk – and guests can expect the usual: owners of vintage, classic or simply one-of-a-kind cars will gather to show their precious vehicles and socialize.

But this year organizers are introducing something new to the popular event, which was first launched seven years ago.

“We’ve added a completely different element to Cruise Nights and that’s live music,” said Larry Franks, Cruise Nights Committee Chair for Fowlers Corners and District Lions Club.

“Other years we had a special night in July where we had a band. This year we’ve staggered it a bit and rather than having a band one night we’re going to have a band every Thursday in June, July and august.

Guests can expect a variety of genres, he said, including country, rock ‘n’ roll and a range of staples from the 1950s to the 1980s.

“These are all local bands, so people will come out, bring their lawn chairs and listen to some really good music,” Franks said.

The overall goal and “primary purpose” of Cruise Night, Franks said, is to raise money for local causes and charities and community organizations.

All proceeds from a 50/50 draw will go to support the Five Counties Children’s Center, Hospice Peterborough, BGC Kawarthas – Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes, Camp Maple Leaf and Camp Kirk, according to Franks.

There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged.

Franks said the return of Cruise Nights is a welcome dose of normalcy after dealing with lockdowns and isolation brought on by the pandemic.

“The public has not had the opportunity to participate in these events for two years. It’s a chance to have a community event where people can hang out and have a good time.

Masking is a personal choice, but organizers recommend that guests wear masks and physically distance themselves while onsite.

Brendan Burke is a reporter at the Examiner. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Contact him at

]]> A concert will be held in Greenville on Thursday for chamber staff injured in a car accident Tue, 10 May 2022 18:43:00 +0000

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – A concert will be held Thursday in Greenville for members of the chamber of commerce who were injured in a car accident in late April.

Henry Hinton, president of Inner Banks Media, said Chicago Rewired will perform at the Greenville Toyota Amphitheater on Thursday, May 12.

“These guys sound like the Chicago band,” Hinton said. IBX Media is sponsoring the concert series. “Chicago is one of the top four or five bands in American music history and these guys captured their sound with their horn section, vocals and musical talent.”

WITN is advised that doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenville Town Common and adult food and drink trucks will line up on First Street.

The concert is free, Hinton says, but IBX Media will be collecting donations during the show for chamber members who were injured. Checks can be made payable to Greenville Chamber Team Charitable Fund.

According to IBX Media, Thursday’s concert is the second of five scheduled at the amphitheater this spring. The Embers, with Craig Woolard, will perform on May 26, On the Border (the ultimate Eagles tribute) will perform on June 9, and Trial by Fire (a Journey tribute band) will perform on June 23.

Hinton says no coolers are allowed in the park and there is no parking behind the amphitheater without a permit. Visitors are encouraged to bring beach chairs or blankets to sit on.

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Hall & Oates play All IN music festival lineup Tue, 10 May 2022 10:30:00 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — Watch out, they’re coming.

Organizers of this summer’s All IN Music & Arts Festival have announced the lineup for the two-day, multi-stage event, and it includes big names in classical and contemporary music like Daryl Hall & John Oates, John Fogerty and Cage the Elephant.

The festival will take place on Labor Day weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Capacity has not been announced, but organizers describe it as an “intimate capacity footprint for 2022”.

Besides the music, there will be local food vendors, a beer garden with Hoosier craft brews, beer stations and cocktail bars. The Indiana State Fair Skyride will be operating, so festival-goers can get an aerial view of the activities.

Overnight camping will also be available with the option of parking an RV or pitching a tent. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Organizers also say there will be plenty of permanent toilet facilities. People will not have to use portable toilets.

Courtesy of All IN Music & Arts Festival

The festival will also feature two “dreamsets” that will honor the music of Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers Band.

“The Dreamsets are one-of-a-kind star collaborations that reimagine classic songs and are the
shows of our musical dreams,” according to a statement.

A limited number of tickets will go on sale on Tuesday and can be found here (while supplies last).

The complete range:

Beat the odds with DeafBeat Malaysia Tue, 10 May 2022 00:03:12 +0000

Music is a form of expression that can reach the hearts of many and is still a part of life as it can be heard everywhere. But what happens when you can’t hear a single sound? Would a person still be able to express themselves through music? This is where DeafBeat comes in.

While each country has its own languages, there is only one language that everyone can understand: music. We’ve all heard the saying, “where words fail, music speaks”. We don’t even have to understand what the lyrics are about to enjoy them, which is also one of the many reasons why K-Pop is so popular.

Besides the fact that music transcends language, we also believe that every person deserves to live out their musical fantasies however they can. For musicians, it’s a tool for self-expression that could potentially reach people in ways that words never could. But what happens when you can’t hear a single sound? Would a person still be able to express themselves through music or would they be lost in the face of this way of expressing themselves? This is where DeafBeat comes in.

Formed in 2007, DeafBeat is a drumming troupe made up of a number of hard of hearing artists. Having performed at various music festivals around the world, they aim to inspire and empower others like them to push their limits and achieve their greatest goals in life.

In this interview, we talk to DeafBeat’s trainer, Lee Mok Yee as well as two senior members, Harry and Mackey who have been part of the drum troupe since its early years.

Let’s talk about how and when your musical journey began.

Mok Yee: I started playing 24 Festive Drum (a type of hand percussion) in high school and officially joined in 2006 as a member of ‘Hands Two’, in other words, as a part-time drummer. partiel. There I learned a number of Southeast Asian drums, including Malay, Chinese and Gamelan drumming. Since then I have been heavily involved with it and have even performed internationally in countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Bali, Hawaii, Doha and many more.

Harry: I actually have to wear hearing aids to hear, but my musical journey started when I started playing piano and classical guitar at the age of 10 and 13 respectively. I completed these two musical instruments until the eighth grade. I loved playing classical music because it helps me relax and I also played erhu when I was at Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang.

Macky: My journey began in 2009 when I was introduced to DeafBeat by Joseph Liew. There I started playing drums and have been involved in a number of performing arts since then.

How did you hear about DeafBeat and how did you first get involved with the band?

Mok Yee: I became a drum coach in 2008 for the band where he was previously coached by Bernard Goh, the artistic director of Hands Percussion and I was his assistant. When I joined the team, we were preparing for the first “Pulsing Spirits” concert which featured deaf talent performing drum routines, dancing and acting – it was an eye-opening experience for me and after my Back from my studies in the UK, I was put in charge of entirely managing DeafBeat.

Harry: I joined DeafBeat in 2017 when my mom heard the news on the radio. It was not easy for me because the Chinese instrument is quite different from the piano. Nevertheless, I was really happy to have been able to participate in DeafBeat’s tenth anniversary concert at DPAC.

Macky: I heard about it from Joseph Liew, one of DeafBeat’s drummers, and he introduced me to Chinese percussion. The rest is history!

How is it to work with the team?

Mok Yee: DeafBeat is very different from other teams, we have drummers who have been playing the instrument since day one and have been engaged in the art form for over a decade. It takes a lot of patience and time, but I think teaching and learning something new is never easy. When we teach deaf drummers, rather than focusing on their disability, we take advantage of their other senses, where functions like touch and visual stimuli are enhanced. That’s why we already collaborated with theater director Yeo Lyle in 2017 to explore the possibilities of a “silent” world. We wanted audiences to experience how amazing it is to communicate through their body language even when their ability to speak is limited.

How has being part of DeafBeat helped you?

Harry: I’ve been part of DeafBeat for five years now and it’s helped me realize how important teamwork is and how important it is to me as a person. I remember a time when I was still at my previous job, my boss asked me to stop playing drums, which gave me a moment to reflect on how it became a part important part of my life right now and without it, there is no meaning in life, for me at least.

Macky: I’ve been in the band for 13 years now. Although teamwork is important, being part of DeafBeat has helped me connect with the deaf community in Malaysia and other Asian countries while performing at the disability-inclusive festival. Apart from that, it also gave me confidence.

What are some of the future plans you have for DeafBeat?

Mok Yee: Instead of just performing as a drum troupe, I think DeafBeat is a very good platform to raise awareness not only for the deaf community but also for the general public. During Movement Control Order (MCO) in 2020, we became more active on social media where we uploaded videos to teach people simple sign language and even created a signature song. Regarding our future projects, I think we should move from a simple drum troupe to a platform or an agency that discovers deaf talents. In addition, we hope that the workshop we are organizing will serve its purpose of raising awareness. I hope DeafBeat can become a bridge that connects the hearing and deaf community using art and music.

Tell us a bit about the upcoming workshop in May – what can we expect?

Mok Yee: Learning very loud instruments in silence, I think this should serve as a brief description of the show. It’s a rather new workshop, we’ve held it twice in Kuala Lumpur and had a very good response, so I think it’s definitely something to look forward to. The percussion workshop is entirely animated by deaf drummers without any interpreter.

For more information, visit their website.

Agenda of the week: 21 things to do in Charlotte this week Mon, 09 May 2022 08:33:11 +0000

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Fancy Cake Donuts

NoDa Brewery | 6:30 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a beer (or soft drink) while you decorate tasty cake donuts.

Webinar for First Time Home Buyers

Online | 5:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Samara Brown of Savvy + Co. Real Estate will give you insight into how much you really need for a down payment, what happens between contract and closing, and other keys to home ownership.

An Evening of Art with Jimmie Johnson and EV Day

The Uptown Currency Museum | 6pm-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy a conversation between NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and artist EV Day as they discuss their meeting and the inspiration behind a sculpture Day created for Johnson.

Decorating cookies

Devil’s Logic Brewing | 6 p.m. | $30 | Details

Why you should go: Design and decorate your own cookies using royal icing.

Knights vs. Indianapolis

Field Truist | 6:35 p.m. | $12 to $57 | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights as they take on Indianapolis. It’s also Star Wars Day at the stadium so fans can meet their favorite characters from the movies.

Open Air: Interview with Myra Greene

Online | 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join the Gantt Center for a virtual chat with textile artist Myra Greene.

North Farmer’s Market

North camp | 4pm-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Farmers Market is back for the season, so check out the local vendors and pick up a few items on your grocery list.

Wednesday night live

The Bechtler | 5pm-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Explore galleries for free and enjoy live karaoke performances.

Pull down Charlotte

Camp North End (Boileryard event space) | May 11-15 | $5 per screening; $40 All Access Pass | Details

Why you should go: This film festival provides a space for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to express themselves and share their experiences on the big screen.

Condado Tacos South End Grand Opening

Condado Tacos | 11am | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get a free taco with purchase on opening day and $5 margaritas all day. Plus, the first 100 people will win a free taco every week for an entire year through Condado’s “Yum of Yum” giveaway.

Atherton Nights

Atherton Mill | May 12, June 9 and July 14; 5pm-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: On some evenings, Atherton Mill will transform into an open-air concert venue with live entertainment and over 30 local vendors.

A night at the museum

Uptown Mint Museum | 5pm-9pm | $75 to $100 | Details

Why you should go: This event aims to showcase local chefs and celebrate produce from Carolina farms.

River Jam Run: Race Edition

Whitewater center | 5:30 p.m. | $20 to $25 | Details

Why you should go: Take part in this 5 km and 10 km track race on the second Thursday of each month until September.

Cocktail 101 Course “Patio Punches”

Billy Sunday | 6.30-8pm | $55 | Details

Why you should go: This course will provide an introduction to classic cocktails, the tools of the trade, and some bartending basics. The ticket includes a welcome cocktail.

Power After Hours Cardio Dance

Ballantyne Backyard (11611 North Community House Rd.) | 6-7 p.m. | $15 | Details

Why you should go: This hybrid fitness class combines plyometrics, HIIT and other movements to create an energetic and fun workout. The course is broadcast via DropSound “silent disco” headphones.

Inaugural Brewer’s Dinner

Gilde | 7 p.m. | $80 | Details

Why you should go: Discover authentic German flavors with a five-course meal and selected beer pairings. The menu includes dishes like cod ceviche, pork belly and a brown butter cookie with pickled strawberry gel.

Nature exploration weekend Place of discovery

Blue Ridge Mountains | May 13-15 | $250+ | Details

Why you should go: Spend a weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains enjoying the fresh air and plenty of outdoor adventures.

Crayola IDEAworks: Grand Opening Weekend

Camp North End (historic Ford building) | 10am-8pm | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Experience CNE’s latest interactive exhibition with digital and hands-on activations.

Read more: Crayola Interactive Exhibit Opening at Camp North End in May

Can I hit him?

Fonta Flora Brewery | 12pm-5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Head to the bar for live music, a cellar sale, and wild beers on tap.

spring chicken

Chef Alyssa’s kitchen | 12pm-3pm | $75 | Details

Why you should go: Learn how to break down a chicken and prepare it in three different ways.

Party of Decades: The Night of the 90s

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get out your Jnco jeans and Tamagotchi for a night of movies, music and a 90s costume contest.

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Concert Review: Pup at the Fillmore Silver Spring Sun, 08 May 2022 18:19:36 +0000
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Aging past your twenties is tough. You might feel the mortality approaching something like a gnarly hangover that you wouldn’t mind in the first half of the decade. You might even be paralyzed by the creeping realization that you are not necessarily the protagonist of your own story. So many musicians have attempted to interpret this difficult time when it feels like the excuses of youth are fading fast. These sounds don’t always roar that loud, or even feel particularly fun all the time.

But no one told Pup.

The Toronto punk quartet unleashed one of their typically rowdy ragers on Saturday night at the Fillmore Silver Spring for a floor packed with youngsters. There were a brave few who were blissfully unaware of age (and physique) as they crowd-surfed the night away while casually shouting standout songs, including the halfway through “DVP” peak.

This crazy tight 149-second dash conveys a particularly bad fit of desire for a girlfriend and the self-destruction that makes her not want to be there. “Three beers, and I’m so messed up / I’m getting drunk and can’t shut up!” frontman Stefan Babcock cried, but the messy line of catharsis came seconds later. “I don’t know what to do/I’m still [messed] above you !”

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Babcock, in his early thirties, embodies a class clown spirit spit through a charming nasal growl. But if you listen to him unleash his witty, acerbic, doubtful jabs, you begin to realize that he probably wrote the best essays in his English class.

Pup works best when it reveals the very small glimmer of hope between pitiful self-mockery at failures and an understanding of how one must reject the emptiness of despair in order to keep moving forward.

The whole aging process is much easier when you have four guys going through it together. Babcock toured the stage and was joined on unique anthems by drummer Zack Mykula, whose frenetic beats are the backbone of chaos, and lead guitarist Steve Sladkowski, who played riffs with bassist Nestor. Chumak. Pup has the same burst of pop-punk fun as Blink-182, if they all went to therapy.

“I guess it doesn’t matter anyway,” Babcock said in the chorus of the night’s closing song, “Kids,” which is a devotion to a partner who thinks the world is too. stupid than you. “I don’t care about anything but you/I guess it doesn’t matter anyway/because I don’t care about anything.” ”

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It’s a tough position to maintain, but Pup pulls it off. Some fans are drawn to the solidarity found in songs about nonsense and pithy reactions to his mess. But Babcock can’t continue to implode his life for a few songs. There was a pearl of wisdom towards the end of the night’s performance in “Puptheband Inc. Is Filing For Bankruptcy”:

“Too old for adolescent angst, too young to be washed away,” he yelled at living in this murky maturation phase, where nothing feels quite poetic or hard-earned. “I used to be reckless and too broke to eat / Now all my friends got bidets in their suites.”

Growing up doesn’t mean you still can’t be a little cocky while having fun with your friends about the ups and downs to come – as long as you can do it together.

]]> Harry Wilson, Charlotte Drewell in Shrek the Musical Sun, 08 May 2022 10:32:00 +0000

11:32 a.m. May 8, 2022

Two up-and-coming young actors will take center stage in a production about a much-loved ogre.

Rehearsals are underway for Shrek The Musical, which will be at Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theater during midterm May 28-June 4.

The cast includes Harry Wilson as Pinocchio and 22-year-old Charlotte Drewell in the related roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Gingy.

Robin Taylor, Chairman of Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society, which organizes the show, said: “CSODS has always prided itself on supporting young talent and we have an established Youth Fellowship which offers grants to young members who undertake studies in theater and performance fields on and off stage.

“We’ve had several former members who have gone professional in the industry, and it’s always a proud feeling to know that they started with CSODS.”

Harry is from Sheringham and has been appearing on shows since he was six years old. He recently completed an A Level in theater and is preparing to start a theater degree at Norwich University of the Arts.

Harry has already appeared in four CSODS productions as well as performances by the New Taverham Players and the Echo Youth Theater (Norwich).

Charlotte, from Aylsham, is a talented musician who joined CSODS in 2017 after only singing in her bedroom.

She starred as Sister Mary Robert in the critically acclaimed 2018 CSODS award-winning Sister Act.

It gave her the confidence to pursue her dream and her Level 3 voice lessons at Access to Music in Norwich.

Charlotte performed at Latitude last year and will start a degree in music performance in September alongside a job at the Norwich Theater Royal.

The Youth Bursary was established in memory of former CSODS member Gary Higgs who passed away at the age of 24.

Shrek The Musical is based on the 2001 animated film, and featuring a large cast, live orchestra, and colorful costumes and sets.

A spokesperson said, “The show is guaranteed to bring smiles and toe-tapping with its witty script and catchy original songs.”

For tickets call the pier box office on 01263 512495 or visit

Mick Jagger’s 10 songs listed as the best of all time Sun, 08 May 2022 01:13:21 +0000
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When rock and roll became the most streamed music in the music world, the community was led by many successful new musicians. Mick Jagger is still one of those great musicians, as he is considered one of the most popular and influential frontmen in rock and roll history.

The singer gained international fame as a member of The rolling stoneswhich was formed in 1962. During a 6-decade career with the band, Mick Jagger played energetic shows, wrote unique stuff, and with his band mate Keith Richards‘ guitar style, took the band from ground zero to the top. He has contributed to the band’s entire discography, including 26 studio albums, 34 live albums, 29 compilation albums, and more.

In addition to The stones, Mick Jagger developed as a solo musician. He released four different solo studio albums while already a member of The stones. Launched in 1985 with She is the boss, Jagger followed the album with 1987 primitive cold. In 1993 Jagger came on the agenda with his third solo album, wandering spirit. And then finally in 2001, he released his fourth effort, named Goddess in the doorway.

However, as he was the favorite singer of some of these musicians or fans, Jagger also has its own favorites. During his epic interview with Planet Rock’s blues power in 2020, Jagger revealed the blues songs he loved the most throughout his career. You can find it below.

Mick Jagger’s 10 songs listed as the best of all time

10. Freddie King – King’s Palace

One of Mick JaggerFavorite Blues Songs by Were Performed By Freddie King, who was an American blues guitarist and is considered one of the three kings of blues guitar. It was Palace Of The King and was taken from the musician’s ninth effort, Prepare…

Praising Freddie King, Jagger explained why he thought it was a great blues song: “Freddie King, a great guitarist”, Jagger mentioned. “It was recorded by Shelter Records, originally. I think the band leader was Leon Russell who played piano on the track.

“So it’s not a traditional Blues sequence, it has backing vocals, it’s a bit, you can say commercial. But I think it’s a fantastic Blues record.

9. Mississippi Fred McDowell – Drop Down Mama

The list also included Mississippi Fred McDowell, who has proven himself as a singer and guitarist of hill country blues. Born in Tennessee, USA on January 12, 1904, the great musician died on July 3, 1972, at the age of 68. He left behind his legendary legacy and his unique music.

In the interview, Jagger also sent words of praise for Mississippi Fred McDowell. To touch The rolling stones‘ liberation by him, you have to move, Jagger chose Drop Down Mom as one of his favorites.

“I thought we were doing acoustic blues, so I chose Mississippi Fred McDowel,” he revealed.

“The Stones recorded ‘You Gotta Move’, which is his. So this one is called “Drop Down Mama”.

8. Luther Allison-Chicago

Another favorite blues song from Mick Jagger been Luther Allisonit is Chicago.

Born in Widener, Arkansas on August 18, 1939, Allison moved with his family to Chicago in 1951. His passion for music began when he was a child. He then developed his talent and became one of the greatest blues musicians in the world. Throughout her musical tenure, Allison played with the bands of Howlin’ Wolf and Freddie King.

When Jagger mentioned him, he said, “This is Luther Allison, famous Blues singer recorded in the 60s in Chicago.”

7. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Strange things happen every day

Mick Jagger then choose Strange things happen every day sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was an American guitarist and singer. She had an influence on some great rockers, such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Throughout his musical career from 1919 to 1973, Rosette released twelve different albums, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from around the world.

Mentioning his respect for her, Jagger revealed what she wanted to play at the start. He then chose his favorite song, Strange things happen every dayand said playing with Sammy Price on the piano suited him perfectly.

“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was primarily a gospel singer but she wanted to cross over, she wanted to be a pop singer, she also wanted to be a blues singer,” he said.

“So that’s his biggest hit, playing with Sammy Price on the piano. It was about wondering what was going to happen socially after the war, ‘Strange things happen every day’.

6. Joe Louis Walker – Too drunk to drive drunk

Here is Too drunk to drive drunk by Joe Louis Walkerwhich was another favorite song of Mick Jagger.

Known as an electric blues guitarist and singer, Walker is a huge influence on people who started playing the blues in the recent past. He released over 25 albums, and that’s how he became one of the greatest.

When Jagger Talk about Walker and picked the song as his favorite he remembered when he performed alongside her. To say that Walker was very nice to him, Jagger added that he gave her a guitar, which is special for him.

“It’s called ‘Too Drunk To Drive Drunk’, which makes perfect sense.” Jagger said. “It’s Joe Louis Walker that I know quite well.

“I actually played on stage with him. He was very nice to me and gave me a guitar. I don’t know if he was trying to encourage me to play better.

“But anyway, he actually won a Grammy, I think for his last album. So he is very well known. I hope you enjoy this piece.”

5. Memphis Minnie – Has Anyone Seen My Man

Blues guitarist and singer formed in 1897 Memphis-Minnie was also on the list. Mick Jagger chose her Has anyone seen my man as one of his favorite blues songs.

Throughout his musical career, Minnie had recorded about 200 songs. She grew up with some of her best-known songs, including Bumble Bee, Nothing in Rambling, Me and My Chauffeur Blues, and When the Levee Breaks.

Here is what Jagger said about her when he chose the song: “”Has Everyone Seen My Man” by Memphis Minnie, described as “Queen Of The Delta Blues Singers”. She was popular in the 30s and 40s. She was very distinguished , beautifully dressed but she could fight, get drunk and apparently spit with the best of men.

4. Buddy Guy – Baby, Please Don’t Leave Me

Boyfriendit is Baby please don’t leave me was another favorite song of Mick Jagger.

The musician released the song via his eleventh studio album, sweet tea. With the album, it peaked at number one on the US Blues Albums Chart in 2001. It was also nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

Explaining why he loved the song, the singer hoped people would like it.

“According to a record called ‘Sweet Tea’, that people [sort of] like and they didn’t like it and stuff,” Mick Jagger said. “It was literally taking Buddy back to Mississippi and putting him in a cabin, which sounds kind of weird and pretentious.

“Anyway, that’s what they did and used a lot of local Mississippi musicians to try to bring Buddy back to the Mississippi Delta.

“It was actually the first track from a movie I watched the other night called ‘Hustle & Flow,’ a rap movie. Anyway, it was the track that started the film.

“So I hope you like it. He tuned the guitar about two tones off the normal tuning. So you’ll hear what I mean, it makes the situation very dark.

3. Fantastic achievement by Negrito. Tang & The Bangas – I’m so happy I’m crying

The list also included Fantastic Negrito and Tang and the Bangas collaboration, I’m so happy that I’m crying. The track was released via Fantastic Negritothe fourth studio album by, Have you ever lost your mind?

“‘I’m So Happy I Cry’ by Fantastic Negrito who is the son of a Somalian and he recorded it with another band from New Orleans called Tang & The Bangas,” Mick Jagger noted when he revealed his love for the song.

2. Alabama Shakes – Always Good

Alabama shakesAlways good was another masterpiece loved by Mick Jagger. “Bringing it up to date, Britney Howard, fantastic singer with the Alabama Shakes ‘Always Alright’, who I particularly love,” he revealed, mentioning the song.

Alabama shakes was a rock band active from 2009 to 2018. Throughout their 9-year career, the band released two different albums, boys girls and sound and color. They have been nominated and won numerous awards for their undeniable successes.

1. Little Walter – Boogie

Little Walterit is Bogie been Mick Jaggerfavorite blues song of all time. He was a great blues artist who was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

“I had to put on a piece of Little Walter, who is everyone’s favorite harmonica player, of course mine,” Mick Jagger said when he was talking Bogie. “It’s an instrument I found called ‘Boogie’.”

The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park will celebrate 15 years of free live music with a varied lineup Sat, 07 May 2022 17:48:58 +0000

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA) is thrilled to announce its 15th summer show season at MacArthur Park which continues to reflect Los Angeles’ cultural mosaic with exceptional programming while enjoying an iconic LA outdoor setting.

2022’s electrifying lineup features international big names as well as LA superstar talent performing a wide variety of genres including cumbia, rock, soul, ska, salsa, electronic dance music, hip -hop, folk music from Mexico, Central and South America, and Suite. The Levitt LA concerts will once again transform MacArthur Park into a sound-laden urban oasis with free live music under the stars.

Levitt LA is pleased to announce that the concerts will be streamed live and available after the season on YouTube, expanding the accessibility of free, high-quality concerts for everyone.

“We’re coming back stronger than ever this summer,” says Matthew Himes, Levitt LA’s Director of Programming and Production, “with over 150 performances, 50 genres, and plenty of surprises, there’s something for everyone. We can’t wait to see everyone dancing, laughing and enjoying the amazing music under the stars with all their friends and families and building new relationships with each other.”

To kick off the season, Levitt LA is teaming up with LACMA’s Latin Sounds and La Banda Elástica to co-present the concert series’ opening night on June 18, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring El Gran Silencio, Buyepongo, Las Chikas , and the DJs of La Banda Elástica.

This season will also feature the oldie soul sounds of Joe Bataan, the Mexican sonidero sounds of Grupo Soñador, the neo-Perreo beats of Andrekza, dancing the night away with LA’s hottest DJs at a festival celebrating culture Filipino and beyond!!

With a long-established trust, Levitt LA partners with local heritage groups and music collectives who often serve as carriers of culture to celebrate the distinct communities that make LA so unique. Sunday concerts feature exciting new and traditional music for an immersive cross-cultural experience with food, dance and more! For more information on the 2022 Levitt LA Summer Season, please visit

Additionally, Levitt LA is proud to join the WE RISE initiative for Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout May, community partners will provide access to mental health resources and connection opportunities through cultural experiences and pop-up concerts through Levitt LA Collaborations. For more information on WE RISE events in May, see the following (

Finally, join Levitt LA for our 15th Anniversary Season Announcement Party on Sunday, May 8 (2-8pm) in conjunction with the monthly Biscuits and Jams DJ Party at Thunderbolt Café in historic Filipinotown. Sets from DJ Phatrick, DJ Bonds, Matthew Himes and KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic’s Novena Carmél and Anthony Valadez and food, libations and a photo booth will be available. Come dance with us and celebrate the magic of music! Free event for all ages!

Levitt LA 2022 Season Lineup:

• 6, 5pm-10pm – LACMA Latin Sounds and La Banda Elastica Present – El Gran Silencio, Buyepongo, Las Chikas, La Banda Elastica Dj’s
• 19, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Marikel International Presents – Caribbean Kaleidoscope Ft. Upstream, Prince Bernard, Hummingbird Village, Chacombo, Jonkonnu Performers, Dj Adé Neff
• 24, 6:00-10:00 p.m. – Stage of the Arts Inc and Generation Hip-Hop Global Present – ​​39th Annual Radiotron Ft. Toddy Tee, Las Brujas Brew, Mc Lelann, Host Toquon Tha Mc, Bgirl Deya Deyis, Bboy Ali, Bboy Wilpower, Tha Union Station, Dj Phantom G, Reo Del Tempo, Popper Nikko, Mix Master D
• 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Nance Arte Productions presents – Boogaloo Assassins, Bobby Soul
• 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – The Music Center presents – INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble, TAIKOPROJECT plus Yola At HOLA, HOLA Music Studios

• 8, 7:00pm-10:00pm – Nance Arte Productions and Sistah Q Present – Alika, Quinto Sol, Sistah Q
• 9, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – Southern Soul Spinners Presents – Joe Bataan, Westside Crew, Ruben Molina
• 10, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Centro Cultural Techantit Presents – De Musica Ancestral, Tradicional Y Folklórica Salvadoreña Ft. Will Echegoyen, José Ortiz, Luis López, Gustavo Pineda, Patricia Obando, Margarita Guillen, Ana Patricia Silva Orellana, Gustavo Eduardo Pineda Nolasco
• 15, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Adee Roberson Presents – The Girls of Illighadad, Adee Roberson
• 16, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Boombox Presents – Peanut Butter Wolf, Dj Nu-Mark, Inka One, Ben Diggin, Dj Analog
• 5, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Sunset Eclectico and Consulate General of Guatemala in Los Angeles Present – ​​Guateama Ft. Ishto Jueves, El Gordo and more
• 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Lethal Amounts Presents – Lethal Amounts Summer Showcase
• 23, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – La Junta LA Presents – Grupo Soñador, Los Malditos, La Junta Dj’s
• 24, 4:00-7:00 PM – Bangladesh Unity Federation of Los Angeles Presents – Bangladeshi Night Ft. Mohammed Zaman, Upama Saha, Rehana Mollick, Asif Islam, Shahnag Bulbul, Ronny Chowdhury, Shahid Mithu, Roshny Alam, Uttoron Cultural Organization, Nisha
• 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – The Latin Alternative 88.5fm HD3 Presents – Dante Elephante, Yungatita, Byron Gonzalez
• 30, 11:00-12:00 – 123 Con Andres and at 18:00-22:00 – Red Bull Batalla Regional Los Angeles
• 31, 4:00-10:00 p.m. – Footlong Development and Keistar Productions present – Wonder-Full In The Park: A Tribute to the Music of Stevie Wonder Ft. Dj’s Spinna, Monalisa, Cognito

• 12, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and Subsuelo Present – Meridian Brothers, Subsuelo Dj’s
• 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – The Puppet Master 213 Presents – Thee Sacred Souls, Los Yesterdays, The Puppet Master, El Triste
• 2, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Presentation of the Mundo Maya Foundation – 5th Annual Mundo Maya Day Ft. Marimba Tropical, Jorge Gamboa & Trio Lazaro Milagros, Juan Mendoza “El Tariacuri”, La Flor De Yucatan, Jose Armando Ruiz, Jorge Gamboa & Trio Lazaro Milagros, California Ajupeme Mesoamerican Ball Game, Kalpulli Teotlalli Tepeyollotl, Hermano José Ajpu Muñoz, Tata Guillermo Hernández, Abuela Sara Z Mijares
• 19, 7:00pm-10:00pm – Late Night Laggers Presents – Ms. Nina, Andrekza, Late Night Laggers Dj’s
• 20, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – AAX Media Presents – AAX Fest Day 1
• 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – AAX Media Presents – AAX Fest Day 2
• 26, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Evoekore Media Presents – Evoekore Media Night Ft. La Resistance
• 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Levitt National Tour Presents – The New Respects
• 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Miriam Estrada Productions presents – Fiesta Pinolera Ft. Armando Vásquez Orquestra Guatao, Juan Solórzano, Rommel Ocampo

• 2, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – United American Indian Involvement Inc., Present – ​​Digging Roots, Tia Wood
• 3, 4:00-10:00 p.m. – FilAm Arts Presents – Philippine Arts and Culture Festival Ft. Ruby Ibarra, Jayr, Kiana V, Mica Javier, Filosophy, Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, Rondalla Club Of Los Angeles, Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Malaya Dance Company, Dj Joel Quizon, Dj Les
• 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Board Member Gil Cedillo Presents – La Sonora Dinamita

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Hours may vary. Please check the calendar for the exact schedule.

The concerts will be streamed live on the Levitt LA YouTube channel.

All programs are free:
Recommended RSVP for event updates:
Car park:
Athena parking lot – 611, rue Carondelet
Or take the metro: red line (Wilshire/Alvarado-MacArthur Park stop), bus lines 18, 20, 51, 351, 603, 720

Members of the public are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available from local vendors. Please note that no alcoholic beverages from outside are allowed.

About Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles makes live music accessible to everyone, creating stronger, more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond. Each summer, FREE concerts are presented at the Levitt Pavilion, featuring acclaimed emerging talent and seasoned, award-winning artists in a wide range of musical genres. More than 60,000 people of all ages and walks of life gather on the lawn of historic MacArthur Park to listen to free live music under the stars. The programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, attracting people from all walks of life to come together for a shared evening of great music, cultural celebrations and a family atmosphere offered at the Levitt Pavilion!

About the Levitt National Network
The Levitt Pavilion in Los Angeles is part of a nationwide network of Levitt Outdoor Concert Venues and Levitt AMP Concert Sites dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of American communities through free live music in public spaces. Showcasing high-caliber talent and a wide range of musical genres and cultural programming, Levitt’s venues are welcoming and inclusive destinations where families, friends and neighbors of all ages and walks of life come together. Learn more about the Levitt Foundation:

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