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B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta

FILE -  In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2012, B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager in Indianola, Miss. The Blues legend King died May 14.

JACKSON — The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. His body will be flown on Wednesday to Memphis, Tennessee, the place where a young King was nicknamed the Beale Street Blues Boy. It is expected to arrive at the airport at about noon, and will be ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Riding with B.B.

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My big sister would tune the brown tabletop radio to WDIA, the pioneering black-music format station in Memphis. She listened when my father wasn’t around. If he caught her listening to that station, he’d say: “Turn off that music!” Except he would add an adjective or two that I won’t use here. One of the disc jockeys on that first-of-its-kind ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi’s greatest ambassador ‘irreplaceable’

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The “King of the Blues,” Mississippi’s B.B. King, passed away last week. His trajectory to fame and fortune was much like that of Elvis Presley’s, the “King of Rock and Roll.” Both were born in Mississippi and moved up to Memphis to hit it big. But this King, B.B. King, did so much more for his home state of Mississippi. ...

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B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Blues legend B.B. King performs for hundreds at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday, at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. ( Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP)

LAS VEGAS — A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King’s business manager said Monday. A private family funeral also will be held in Las Vegas for the guitar genius dubbed theKing of the Blues, who died at his home ...

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Vegas judge: No evidence bluesman B.B. King is being abused

FILE -  In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2012, B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager in Indianola, Miss. The Blues legend King died May 14.

LAS VEGAS — A dispute over B.B. King’s health and wealth was tossed out of court on Thursday by a judge in Las Vegas who said two investigations found no evidence the blues legend is being abused. King’s doctor said the 89-year-old musician was in home hospice care. The ruling keeps King’s longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, in legal control ...

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Designs on a Grammy

The proposed Grammy Museum Mississippi, the first-ever Grammy museum outside of Los Angeles, has already garnered headlines this year with a ceremonial $1-million check presentation by Gov. Phil Bryant in January and the signing of a 99-year lease for the land on the campus of Delta State University in February. However, the important work of getting the project out of ...

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iPad fever hits Mississippi

    The day Apple’s iPad went on sale in Apple stores nationwide — April 3 —Jimmy Abbott’s was shipped to his home in Indianola.   He’d ordered his on March 12, within hours of when Apple began taking pre-orders.  As the owner of an iMac, an Apple laptop and an iPhone, he had to have the latest gadget after ...

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