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A Look at the 14th Annual AMM Tribute Concert from the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education

Thursday, November 19: 9:58 p.m.

The American Music Masters tribute to Janis Joplin, Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin, culminated Saturday night with a tribute concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater. The concert ended with Bobby Wood’s terrific house band playing ...

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The Real Story of the Santana Blues Band

Wednesday, November 18: 10:07 p.m.
Posted by Shelby Morrison
Gregg Rolie thanks the audience at the AMM Janis Joplin Tribute Concert on November 14, 2009. Photo:

There are few things better that come out of our education programs than the real “behind the music” style stories shared by the artists and musicians who we celebrate. Such a story was told to me this past weekend by ...

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Big Brother and the Holding Company Kick Off 14th Annual American Music Masters Honoring Janis Joplin

Monday, October 26: 4:17 p.m.
Big Brother and the Holding Company perform in the Rock Hall's Foster Theater.

Last Thursday, Big Brother and the Holding Company kicked off the 2009 American Music Masters celebration, Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin. Sam Andrew, Dave Getz, and Peter Albin, three original members of the band, spent the ...

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The Rock Hall's 15th Annual American Music Masters series will honor Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew

Thursday, August 19: 4:05 p.m.

“There is no, no, no place like New Orleans for music. The pioneers are here. We built the house. You can redecorate it, but we laid the foundation.”

-Dave Bartholomew
 
We are very excited about this year’s American Music ...

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Dave Bartholomew and the Ponderosa Stomp

Monday, September 20: 5:03 p.m.

It’s Stomp time! This week we’re headed down to New Orleans to attend the 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Festival. The musical lineup is fantastic, as ever. We’re also helping out with the Stomp Music History Conference, a ...

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The legacy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke

Monday, October 11: 4:59 p.m.
Posted by Terry Stewart
Solomon Burke performs with Aretha Franklin at the Rock Hall's American Music Masters concert in '05

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke was called the “king of rock and soul” only a  few years into his career, and decades later his title remains unquestionably valid. A true musical pioneer, his voice was one ...

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The New Orleans Spirit

Friday, October 29: 12:47 p.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
Dave Bartholomew performs at the landmark dedication at J&M Studios at New Orleans.

The Crescent City is coming to Cleveland and we are welcoming her with open arms! In a few weeks a remarkable group of nearly 40 New Orleans musicians, tradition bearers bringing 70+ years of incredible music, will help us honor ...

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An amazing coincidence during a Rock Hall distance learning class

Tuesday, November 2: 9:29 a.m.
Slide taken from the class presentation.

One of my favorite New Orleans words is "lagniappe." Pronounced "lan-yap," it means something extra, a bonus. It can also be defined as an unexpected gift.

For me, this year’s American Music Masters series honoring Fats Domino and Dave ...

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