THE WEEK THAT WAS
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James Moore talks with EcoJam Fashion show executive director Marandah Franke and EcoFairfield co-founder Minca Borg about this year's exciting event Saturday, May 7th 7:30pm in the Expo Hall at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
An exciting and highly anticipated tradition that has been going on since 1993, Marandah and Minca say this year promises to be another fabulous evening of fashion, ecology and entrepreurial celebration with plenty of surprises. An afterparty will continue the festivities with a DJ dance party at the Arbor Bar.
"Blind man, tell me what you see?"
BILLY PAUL Tribute | Tue Apr 26th 8-10pm & 11pm-midnight CT.
Enjoy a career's worth of musical magic by the artist best known for the smash hit "Me and Mrs Jones". On KRUUfm.com. RIP & Condolences to family, friends and fans.
James Moore did the interview with the extremely talented singer-songwriter and gifted, highly lauded guitarist whose career has spanned decades and genres.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
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>>>Politics & Fleas
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Lonnie Mack, the pioneering blues guitarist whose work helped expand and redefine his instrument’s role in modern music, has died of natural causes at the age of 74.
Born in 1941, Mack was raised in Indiana, where he was bitten by the musical bug at an early age, picking up his first guitar at the age of 6. “I could hardly reach around the neck. My whole family plays. My brother is real good on guitar. We all played country western music,” he told Hit Parader in 1968. “My brother had a country band. He had some Nashville musicians that went on to be something. Then Elvis and these guys came out and I switched over to rockabilly. Then I went to rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues or soul music.”
That musical progression shaped the whole of Mack’s career, starting with his 1963 instrumental hits “Memphis” and “Wham!” and continuing through a catalog that proved as rewarding as it was difficult to define. Unconcerned with fame and prone to irregular recording schedules, Mack never achieved the household name status he arguably deserved, but his impact reverberated through the work of countless artists whose fans absorbed his legacy whether or not they realized it.
Mack was particularly close with Stevie Ray Vaughan, who covered his work often and helped nurse him back to health with a benefit concert after Mack fell ill. Although he largely focused on live performance during the latter years of his career, he continued to remain active through the early years of the 21st century — a period that saw his work repeatedly honored through inductions into the International Guitar Hall of Fame and Rockabilly Hall of Fame, among others.
“You’d better love the guitar better than the women,” Mack laughed when asked to offer advice for young guitarists. “Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of women, but my first love was always that guitar. If you love it that much, you’ll spend a lot of time with it. If you spend a lot of time with it, you’ll get what you want. A guitar is a lot like a woman — they both have their different moods.”
DANIEL BELLONE Interview airs Thursday 7:00 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM.
Coralee Dey and Bruce Miller interview Daniel Bellone about his upcoming Monday evening concert at Morning Star Studio April 18th. (7:30 PM, tickets $15, students $10 at Thymely Solutions or Morning Star at the door.)
Originally from Argentina, Daniel's performed worldwide, including Japan, China, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and India. Described as a "spiritual musician," at about the age of 20, Daniel experienced a spiritual transformation. This was the beginning of his vision of "Awakening Through Music. Singing these praises is more than mere enjoyment, it also produces changes in the chemistry of our bodies, rewiring our perceptions of suffering, creating a happier life and opening the way to manifest the higher self."
From local accounts of folks who've heard Daniel sing, his performance will be a joyful, spiritually transformational event.Bruce says, "I'm personally grateful to Coralee for inspiring Daniel to perform here in between his Chicago and Kansas City concerts. He's going to love the spiritually resonant Fairfield audience and vice-versa."
Learn more about Daniel at danielbellone.com.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
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>>>Bad Cop/Worse Cop
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Kathy Kelly & Ann Wright To Tour Iowa, May 1-7
Kathy Kelly and Ann Wright today announced that they will launch their “War and Refugees: Peace Is Possible” tour of Iowa in Wellman on Sunday, May 1. Kelly is the coordinator of Voices For Creative Nonviolence, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times, and was awarded the US Peace Memorial Foundation Peace Prize in 2015.
She will be going to Kabul, Afghanistan to continue her work with the Afghan Peace Volunteers immediately after the Iowa tour Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She served many years in the U.S. State Department, and resigned in protest over the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Ann will be coming to Iowa from a speaking tour in Europe and work with refugees on Lesvos Island.