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'Forward' Motion

Radio legend Gary Burbank and a gaggle of local music lovers launch Play It Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Play It Forward is the year-old Cincinnati support group that wants to financially help musicians who give us remarkable entertainment in clubs and concert halls on a nightly basis, often at the expense of their financial security and well being. It's the brainchild of Gary Burbank, the veteran humorist, radio personality and former Memphis session drummer who retired from WLW-AM at the end of 2007.  

School of Blues

Blues in the Schools program keeps the music alive for a new generation

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
There is that old cliche among Blues purists that says, "You have to live the Blues to play the Blues." Don't tell that to the dozen or so teenagers in the Blues in the Schools Band who will take the stage Jan. 30-31 at the Southgate House performing as one of 25 acts on three stages for the annual two-night Winter Blues Fest.  

The King of Them All

Cincinnati label/studio King Records gets overdue acknowledgement from the music world on Nov. 23

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
It won't exactly be the sort of historical marker you'll stumble upon while taking a stroll. It will be found at the end of a dreary industrial street in Evanston, fixed to a pole in front of a poop-brown abandoned warehouse overlooking cars whizzing by on I-71. But someone who comes upon it next week (or in years to come) will likely do a double-take reading what happened in that crumbling building where King Records became The King of Them All.