Dean C. Minderman

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  • 8 years ago | Concerts

    Audiences first encountered blues guitarist and singer B.B. King in the '50s, thanks to relentless touring of the so-called "chitlin circuit" and a series of memorable recordings. But that was just the beginning: By crossing over to a rock audienc...

  • 8 years ago | Concerts

    Carlos Santana has a lot on his plate these days: He's launching a chain of Mexican restaurants, appearing in Macy's commercials to hype the line of women's shoes he's designed, and advocating a national holiday to honor labor leader César ...

  • 9 years ago | Concerts

    Musicologists categorize the "Bo Diddley beat" as a variation on the clavé, a basic three-two (or two-three) pattern of accents that underlies much Afro-Cuban music. And while Diddley is justifiably famous for popularizing the influential r...


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