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Blues Foundation News: KBA Recipients + IBC News

Posted: November 21, 2013

Congratulations to the 2014 Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipients:
Affiliated Organization: Crossroads Blues Society of Illinois - Rockford, Illinois
Art: Cristen Craven Barnard - Senatobia, Mississippi
Club: Kingston Mines - Chicago, Illinois
Education: Tas Cru - Chaumont, New York
Festival (International): Cazorla Blues Festival - Cazorla, Spain
Festival (U.S.): Mississippi Valley Blues Festival - Davenport, Iowa
Film, Television and Video: Stefan Grossman - Sparta, New Jersey
Historical Preservation: George Mitchell - Fort Myers, Florida
International: The Royal Mail Hotel - Goodna, Queensland, Australia
Journalism: Gene Tomko - Lafayette, Louisiana
Literature: Gerard Herzhaft - Lyon, France
Manager: Marcia Weaver - Jackson, Mississippi
Photography: Dick Waterman - Oxford, Mississippi
Producer: Tom Hambridge - Nashville, Tennessee
Promoter: Myron Mu - San Francisco, California
Publicist: Frank Roszak - North Hills, California
Radio (Commercial): Jerry Schaefer - East Islip, New York
Radio (Public): Larry Lisk - St. Petersburg, Florida
Record Label: Stony Plain Records - Edmonton, Alberta
Special Committee Award: Blue Star Connection - Winter Park, Colorado

The Blues Foundation will honor these 20 individuals and organizations during a recognition luncheon Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Downtown Memphis Doubletree. Tickets can be purchased on the IBC page at

~ More IBC News~
Scott Allen is taking orders for advertising in the IBC program. The deadline is a bit earlier than usual this year as is the IBC itself. Reserve your space by December 6 with artwork due December 13. Contact information and additional details can be found at

In addition to the competition and showcases, we are working on a number of activities for musicians and fans attending the IBC that will fall under the heading "Health Care." We will keep you apprised as we flesh this out in the coming months. Thanks to Dr. Janice Johnston, Blues Foundation Board member, for leading this very timely undertaking.