These Bluesmen are Made of Steel

[ilink url=””]Return to the homepage and video channel at or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Frederick H. Lowe The Delta Blues Museum, located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49 in Clarksdale, Miss., where the blues began, is holding a exhibit of steel sculptors of Bluesmen by artist Steve Cawood.[Read More…]

B.B. King is dead but his music lives on

By Frederick H. Lowe Legendary Bluesman B.B. King died Thursday night in his Las Vegas home from a series of small strokes, a spokesperson for the Clark County (Nevada) Coroner’s Office, told on Monday. Mr. King had been receiving home hospice care since May 1, following a second hospital stay in April when he suffered Multi-infarct dementia, which was[Read More…]


Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the first heart surgeon to implant an automatic heart defibrillator into a human patient, died April 11 from  a heart attack in Baltimore. Dr. Watkins was 70. His death was announced by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, where in 1970 he became the  school’s first African-American medical intern. He later[Read More…]