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Florence, Alabama, to receive Mississippi Blues Trail marker

The Mississippi Blues Trail will celebrate the legacy of W.C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues,” by placing a historical marker at Handy’s birthplace in Florence, Alabama. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Handy was born in Florence in 1873. Handy’s contributions to the blues have also been commemorated with Mississippi markers in Tutwiler, Clarksdale and ...

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Hugh Laurie Has the Blues

British-born TV star Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House of the hit FOX series House) admits he is crazy about Delta blues. In a recent interview with Spinner.com, Laurie, himself a musician, has high praise for Mississippi’s well-noted cultural commodity. (From Chris Epting at Spinner.com) Have you ever toured the South to visit blues landmarks throughout the Mississippi Delta and beyond? ...

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