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2014 Blues Awards on WKNO


See all the grit and glamour of the 35th annual Blues Awards on Public Television for the Mid-South. WKNO Channel 10 will broadcast the ceremonies on Tuesday, November 25th at 8:00 pm, repeating at 1:00 am. It also airs Wednesday, November 26th at 8:00 pm on WKNO2.

This annual event brings together top blues artists, industry reps, and fans from all over the world to Memphis every May to celebrate the year’s best blues recordings and performances.

photo by Echo Industries, Flickr
photo by Echo Industries, Flickr

If you weren’t able to attend this year’s event in person, it’s a great way to see the nation’s best blues musicians receive awards in 25 categories. The 90-minute program captures thirteen live performances from Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Rory Block, Kim Wilson, Beth Hart, and many more. Where else would you be able to see so much smokin’ hot talent on one stage!

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If you don’t live in the WKNO viewing area, you can still enjoy the program on a DVD/CD combo from the Blues Foundation for $25. The DVD includes additional performances by Rory Block, Anson Funderburgh, and Trudy Lynn that are not included on the companion live CD.

The Blues Foundation
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Memphis, TN 38103-4464



Barbecue America Launches New Magazine

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Since Memphis is one of the top barbecue cities in America, it’s fitting that chef Rick Browne is launching his new magazine, Barbecue America, in The Bluff City. Browne hosts the PBS program “Barbecue America” and he will be handing out 20,000 copies of his glossy new publication during the Memphis in May Barbecue Contest.

Barbecue America

Whether you’re a top pitmaster or just a backyard enthusiast, the magazine is packed with great recipes, mouth-watering pictures, and sound advice from the pros. If you’ve seen his show, Rick is the guy in the tablecloth shirt who travels all over the country in his 35-foot motorhome, discovering the best of barbecue. Tough job.