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Blues giant B.B. King returns to WMU

Nov. 5, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Blues legend B.B. King returns to Western Michigan University with his famous Kalamazoo Gibson guitar, "Lucille," for one show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in Miller Auditorium.

Since he began recording, King has become the worldwide face of the blues. He is said to have developed one of the most identifiable guitar styles, becoming a model for thousands of musicians, including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck. Now, with more than 60 career years and 50 albums behind him, he continues to perform nearly 250 times a year.

King has been honored with numerous awards including the 1987 Grammy for Lifetime Achievement; the National Award of Distinction from the University of Mississippi; and honorary doctorates from Yale University, Brown University, Berklee College of Music, Rhodes College of Memphis, Mississippi Valley State University and Tougaloo College. He also was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets for B.B. King at Miller Auditorium range from $38.50 to $62.25 and are on sale now. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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