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Sunday, 05 January 2014

b.b._king___web.jpgMulti-Grammy Award winning American blues legend B. B. King returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Multi-Grammy Award winning American blues legend B. B. King returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

The ‘King of Blues’ will once again captivate fans with a performance showcasing classic favorites such as Three O’clock Blues, The Thrill is Gone and How Blue Can You Get on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m., inside John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

“We are incredibly honored to have one of America’s most prolific artists and the world’s long-reigning ‘King of Blues’ back on our stage,” said John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.“B.B. KING’s signature mix of expressive singing, graceful riffs and distinctive guitar sound will undoubtedly leave South Florida audiences in awe.

This concert is not to be missed!”

Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King, has dominated and redefined the musical genre of blues for more than 65 years. The gifted artist is known for combining traditional blues, jazz, swing and mainstream pop into a unique sound.

At 88 years young, King’s passion for blues remains fueled as he continues to perform countless sold-out concerts to audiences worldwide along with his trademark Gibson guitar companion “Lucille.”

He explains, “I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper, I still work on it. Red, white, black, brown, yellow, rich, poor, we all have the blues.”

King is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring countless other electric blues and blues-rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The show is a part of the Arsht Center’s 2013-2014 Live at Knight Series.

Tickets to B.B. KING are $49.50, $59.50, $79.50 and $ 99.50 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949-6722,or online at arshtcenter.org

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