USC blues professor teaches students more than just music

Walter Liniger is an unlikely blues professor. He isn’t African-American and he isn’t from the U.S. He’s Swiss, and his passion brought him here to study under blues legends. In his USC classes, you won’t find a textbook or PowerPoint. Instead, students learn about themselves through playing music.

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Papa Jazz owner Tim Smith helps revive analog in a digital age

Tim Smith has owned Papa Jazz in Five Points for over 30 years and has found himself right in the middle of a vinyl resurgence. We talk with him about the record store business and what he sees ahead. By Zach Newcastle May 6, 2014 Step into Papa Jazz on Greene Street, and the sea… Read More Papa Jazz owner Tim Smith helps revive analog in a digital age

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Society tries to keep blues alive in Midlands

By Jared Owenby July 10, 2013 The Midlands has caught a case of the blues, and from smoky tunes to smoked barbeque, you can hear the blues and cheers coming from the Midlands Blues Society’s weekly jam session at Mac’s on Main. About a year ago, local musicians and blues lovers decided to revive the… Read More Society tries to keep blues alive in Midlands

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