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  • Join the Club

    Everybody has a story to tell
      Yogi Berra was right: It is déjà vu all over again. After a 16-year absence from this column, I’ve now had four submissions accepted—an honor not lost on me, especially as it comes nearly four years into my return to City Weekly.
  • Brad Wheeler & Willie Nelson
  • Brad Wheeler & Willie Nelson

    Local DJ plays harmonica for legend
      Willie Nelson had a birthday April 30—no doubt one that was filled with gifts, wrapped and/or rolled.
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  • Judge Not

    That weirdo next to you might not be a bad guy
      My late uncle had a saying that always made me laugh. “I’m going out among ’em,” he would declare, usually as we were piling into the car heading to a sporting event.
  • Civil Discourse

    Racism Is Still Alive & Well
      A white business executive on a recent flight to Atlanta slapped a 19-month-old black boy and called him the N-word. He was charged with assault and subsequently fired from his job.
  • Lucky Strikes

    Random twists of fate and kindness
      According to some estimates, lightning strikes Earth more than 3 billion times a year. In my brother Kevin’s life, it has struck at least twice.
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  • Adam Gussow
  • Adam Gussow

    Mississippi blues doctor makes a house call
      The storied blues highway running from the Mississippi Delta to the North is not a one-way road, as Adam Gussow can attest.
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  • SLC's Lost Harmonica Players
  • SLC's Lost Harmonica Players

    Searching for the hidden harps
      Most musical instruments are not primarily associated with one particular style of music, especially in these days of cross-cultural collaborative adventures. The exception is the harmonica.
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  • Rick Welter: Legendary Bluesman
  • Rick Welter: Legendary Bluesman

    Utah says goodbye to inspiring scene maker
      When Rick Welter died Monday, March 12, his name was sadly added to all of the legends commemorated in the chorus of Art Neville’s “Six Strings Down” ...
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  • Kristen Merrill's Last Song
  • Kristen Merrill's Last Song

    SLC says goodbye to Saliva Sister
      Kristen Merrill is considered the doyenne of singers in Salt Lake City. She died peacefully in her home Monday, Nov. 21.
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