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Mississippi Legislators Declare 2011 The Year Of Robert Johnson

If Robert Johnson were alive today, he would have turned 100 years old.

In recognition of his centennial, a proclamation honoring the Hazlehurst native was presented on the senate floor.

Johnson’s family accepted the resolution, which recognized the Delta bluesman’s contribution to the arts.

You can read more at WLBT.com, and watch the video report below.

Celebrating The Legacy Of A Bluesman

In celebrating the centennial of Robert Johnson’s birth, a superb musical collective traced the bluesman’s legacy from its humble beginnings to meteoric impact during a moving and wildly entertaining show Friday at the Berklee Performance Center.

Guitarist and singer Todd Mohr anchored the proceedings, and his mates from Big Head Todd and the Monsters filtered among a cast that also included Delta blues upstarts Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm, venerated elders Hubert Sumlin and David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and the celebrant’s grandson Steven Johnson.

Read more at The Boston Globe website.