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Singin' the Blues

When you're in muddy waters, conquer those emotions the way one man launched his career and sing along to the blues at the Rock 'N' Blues Fest on Friday. A special tribute to the late Johnny Winter, the man who captured the very essence of melancholy with his guitar, will take place by his brother. The famous legend, known to have performed with Jimmy Hendrix and ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, died in early July, and now his brother, Edgar Winter, and fellow artists want to commemorate his memory. The Rock 'N' Blues Fest not only honors Johnny posthumously but will feature his brother Edgar's monster FM radio hit "Free Ride" and the chart-topping rocker "Frankenstein." You don't want to miss this unique and exclusive jam session that beckons you to look forward to rock band Vanilla Fudge's original members Mark Stein on organ, lead guitarist Vince Martell, drummer Carmine Appice, and bassist Pete Bremy. Get ready to rock with "You Keep Me Hangin' On" -- a slowed-down, trippy, hard-rock cover of a song originally recorded by the Supremes -- which features Appice's energetic drumming. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Au-Rene Theater inside the Broward Center for Performing Arts, which is located on 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $25 to $65, and club-level seats are available for just $105. Call 954-462-0222, or visit
Fri., Aug. 15, 7 p.m., 2014
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Stephanie Rodriguez

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