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The 26th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Goes Virtual!

By The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

The 26th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza is the largest and longest-running mariachi music festival in the United States. Each year, more than 1,000 student mariachi musicians and vocalists convene in San Antonio from throughout the U.S. to participate in musical workshops, national competitions and grand performances. The event culminates with a concert featuring competition winners and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza will go virtual this year with dozens of online educational initiatives and a fiercely competitive online vocal competition.

Continue reading "The 26th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Goes Virtual!" »
Posted on November 30, 2020
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Alt-Country Corner

A Musical Soul Food Library

By Don Jacobson
Boinng! My music dork-o-meter just buried the needle!
Continue reading "A Musical Soul Food Library" »
Posted on March 1, 2010
Chicago In Song

Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub

By Don Jacobson
If you go by popular song lyrics, there is no one in Chicago who is not a drunken, miserable wreck.
Continue reading "Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub" »
Posted on February 1, 2010
Rocklist

Tunes To Remedy Any Existential Crisis

By E.K. Mam
Have a pity party, then get ahold of yourself.
Continue reading "Tunes To Remedy Any Existential Crisis" »
Posted on June 24, 2020
Bin Dive

Dave Dudley: Lonelyville

By Don Jacobson
Where the Nashville Sound met a broken heart and Tom T. Hall.
Continue reading "Dave Dudley: Lonelyville" »
Posted on January 20, 2010

The Ventures: Stars On Guitars

By Vision Films
Witness the rise and influence of the electric guitar and the relevance of the band in pop culture still today while rocking out to the soundtrack.

Posted on November 23, 2020

No Border Blues

By The Chicago Blues Network
Each No Border Blues episode shines a light on the unique ways Chicago blues can be seen through different cultural lenses, and how people from very different countries and backgrounds adopt the Blues as their own.

Posted on November 11, 2020

Remembering King Von

Bigger Than The Chicago Drill
"A Chicago native, Von had moved to the city to further his career - Atlanta being, in some ways, the new capital of the hip-hop industry - and to avoid the harassment he said he faced in his home city from the Chicago police department and from personal enemies he accumulated over the years."

Posted on November 9, 2020

The Banditos Spooktacular!

via BSHQ
"From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves."

Posted on October 30, 2020

Music Industry Screws Journalists By Forcing Video Tool Offline

By Parker Higgins/Freedom Of The Press Foundation
We urge RIAA to reconsider.

Posted on October 27, 2020

Fender Reports Record-Breaking Guitar Sales

By Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Now, three more months of free Fender Play.

Posted on October 26, 2020

School Of Rock Finally Realizes How White It Is

By School of Rock
Discovers Etta James, Ray Charles, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Prince, Tracy Chapman and Gary Clark, Jr.

Posted on October 12, 2020

MUSIC - The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
TV - Newsmax On Fox News's Betrayal.
POLITICS - Dear Black Students ...
SPORTS - Beachwood Sports Radio: Losing Ugly.

BOOKS - Ralph Steadman's Life In Ink.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Cole Hauser's Last Champion.


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