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March 2, 1995 | RICHARD HARRINGTON, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Washington-based Rhythm and Blues Foundation recently announced the recipients of the sixth annual Pioneer Awards, which recognize outstanding contributors to the genre. But for all the hoopla surrounding the awards (which will be presented tonight in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium), the R&B royalty reform movement that gave rise to the foundation seems to have hit a lull in the past two years.
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May 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite each won three awards at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, and B.B. King was named entertainer of the year for the seventh time in a row. Staples won best album for "Have a Little Faith," which also won soul album, and she was named top female soul artist Thursday night. Musselwhite won for best contemporary male artist and best harmonica player, and his "Sanctuary" album won the award for contemporary album.
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September 29, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rockers and modern rhythm-and-blues masters will team up for two benefit concerts Oct. 14 and 15 in Austin, Tex., for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to the welfare of pioneer R&B artists. Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Bonnie Raitt will share the stage with R&B pioneers Ruth Brown, the Clovers and Chuck Jackson. It will be the first time the Clovers, known for the hits "Love Potion No.
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February 20, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A parade of big-name pop music stars, from Madonna to Michael Stipe, have stared into the camera to endorse Rock the Vote since its birth in 1990, but no famous face has been more closely associated with the youth voter registration effort than its greatest beneficiary, President Bill Clinton. In the wake of the 1992 election, that identification was cause for celebration. In 1999, however . . .
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January 16, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Shame, Shame, Shame." That was the title of blues singer Jimmy Reed's last big hit, but it could serve as a commentary on the music industry's treatment of rock's aging pioneers. Reed, composer of such classic blues tunes as "Big Boss Man" and "Take Out Some Insurance," will be honored tonight at New York's Waldorf-Astoria as one of 10 new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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January 27, 1993
Soul singer James Brown will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at its fourth annual Pioneer Awards on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Little Anthony and the Imperials and Martha and the Vandellas will be honored as groups, while individual recipients will be Hadda Brooks, Solomon Burke, Dave Clark, Floyd Dixon, Lowell Fulson, Erskine Hawkins, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas and Jimmy Witherspoon.
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May 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite each won three awards at the 26th annual W.C. Handy Awards, and B.B. King was named entertainer of the year for the seventh time in a row. Staples won best album for "Have a Little Faith," which also won soul album, and she was named top female soul artist Thursday night. Musselwhite won for best contemporary male artist and best harmonica player, and his "Sanctuary" album won the award for contemporary album.
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February 20, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A parade of big-name pop music stars, from Madonna to Michael Stipe, have stared into the camera to endorse Rock the Vote since its birth in 1990, but no famous face has been more closely associated with the youth voter registration effort than its greatest beneficiary, President Bill Clinton. In the wake of the 1992 election, that identification was cause for celebration. In 1999, however . . .
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February 28, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Screamin' Jay Hawkins was one of the most flamboyant of the '50s R&B and rock performers, someone who not only began his act by stepping out of a casket, but whose bloodcurdling screams also made you wonder if he really couldn't put a spell on you.
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November 11, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Forced to stand on a chilly, windy driveway outside the House of Blues on Monday while passes for him and his party were located, singer Bobby "Blue" Bland had a right to make a fuss. After all, not only is he one of the true legends of blues music, a singer whose distinctively smooth style has been cherished for more than 40 years, but he was the guest of honor this night--there to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Blues Foundation.
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November 11, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Forced to stand on a chilly, windy driveway outside the House of Blues on Monday while passes for him and his party were located, singer Bobby "Blue" Bland had a right to make a fuss. After all, not only is he one of the true legends of blues music, a singer whose distinctively smooth style has been cherished for more than 40 years, but he was the guest of honor this night--there to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Blues Foundation.
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February 28, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Screamin' Jay Hawkins was one of the most flamboyant of the '50s R&B and rock performers, someone who not only began his act by stepping out of a casket, but whose bloodcurdling screams also made you wonder if he really couldn't put a spell on you.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1995 | RICHARD HARRINGTON, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Washington-based Rhythm and Blues Foundation recently announced the recipients of the sixth annual Pioneer Awards, which recognize outstanding contributors to the genre. But for all the hoopla surrounding the awards (which will be presented tonight in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium), the R&B royalty reform movement that gave rise to the foundation seems to have hit a lull in the past two years.
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February 23, 1993 | DON HECKMAN
The Washington-based Rhythm & Blues Foundation celebrates its fourth annual Pioneer Awards Thursday night at the Palace as an official part of Grammy week. The list of presenters includes En Vogue, Hammer, Natalie Cole, Boyz II Men, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Scott and Bonnie Raitt.
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January 27, 1993
Soul singer James Brown will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at its fourth annual Pioneer Awards on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Little Anthony and the Imperials and Martha and the Vandellas will be honored as groups, while individual recipients will be Hadda Brooks, Solomon Burke, Dave Clark, Floyd Dixon, Lowell Fulson, Erskine Hawkins, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas and Jimmy Witherspoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Shame, Shame, Shame." That was the title of blues singer Jimmy Reed's last big hit, but it could serve as a commentary on the music industry's treatment of rock's aging pioneers. Reed, composer of such classic blues tunes as "Big Boss Man" and "Take Out Some Insurance," will be honored tonight at New York's Waldorf-Astoria as one of 10 new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1993 | DON HECKMAN
The Washington-based Rhythm & Blues Foundation celebrates its fourth annual Pioneer Awards Thursday night at the Palace as an official part of Grammy week. The list of presenters includes En Vogue, Hammer, Natalie Cole, Boyz II Men, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Scott and Bonnie Raitt.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rockers and modern rhythm-and-blues masters will team up for two benefit concerts Oct. 14 and 15 in Austin, Tex., for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to the welfare of pioneer R&B artists. Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Bonnie Raitt will share the stage with R&B pioneers Ruth Brown, the Clovers and Chuck Jackson. It will be the first time the Clovers, known for the hits "Love Potion No.
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