The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Bobby “Blue” Bland
June 24, 2013
Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bobby “Blue” Bland was a prolific blues singer and balladeer. His signature performance style seamlessly blended a mix of blues, country, gospel, jazz and pop music to create his unique sound. He was a stylistic pioneer who influenced countless musicians across many genres, with a career spanning nearly eight decades. Our music community has lost a tremendous and legendary talent, and we mourn this loss with his family, fans and all those who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him.
The Recording Academy
Eternal Sol Recommends: Tuesday, June 25 2013, 7:00 PM
Angelique Kidjo (River to River)
@ Rockefeller Park MANHATTAN
corners of River Terrace and Warren Streets
Music from Africa
Angelique Kidjo has been deemed ”Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine, and the moniker speaks accurately to the singular career and life she has forged. Like Miriam Makeba was before her, Kidjo is the continent’s most internationally celebrated female musical exponent. And yet, the Grammy-winning artist has lived outside Africa for more than two decades. She currently resides in New York City, where she is an exceptionally active member of the music scene, and she reaches people around the world with her recordings, tours, and philanthropic work.
DIRECTIONS: Take the 1/9 or 2/3 to Chambers Street and walk West on Chambers towards the water, or  take the A/C to Chambers Street and walk West on Warren Street.  By Bus: Take the M20 or M22 buses.
VENUE NOTES: There√≠s plenty of room to stand, set up a lawn chair, or spread out a blanket. All events in Rockefeller Park are free. This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Eternal Sol Recommends: •Angelique Kidjo (River to River) in MANHATTAN on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (Africa)|
Eternal Sol Recommends:
Tribute to Hector Lavoe: St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, NYC
In association with La Mega
June 26 | 7 PM ^ES
CANCELLATION: The Blue Note Jazz Festival & Jill Newman Productions are very disappointed to announce, that due to scheduling conflicts beyond his control, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) will not be able to perform his June 24 Central Park SummerStage concert.
There will not be a replacement act. The venue will be closed today, Monday June 24th.
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