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Arts & More
5:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Blues Guitarist Josh White Jr. On Being His Own Performer In The Spirit Of His Father

Josh White Jr.
Credit Courtesy of Douglas A. Yeager Productions, LTD

When blues guitarist Josh White Jr. started performing onstage with his father at the age of four, he had no idea it would charter a course for the rest of his life. His father, the late Josh White Sr., was a folk musician who worked with everyone from Woody Guthrie to President Franklin Roosevelt. He grew up performing alongside him, and has since developed a solid career as a singer/songwriter. In anticipation of his June 29th concert at Foundry Hall in South Haven, he shared his thoughts shunning the labels of the music world, and paying homage to his father's roots while developing his own cross-cultural sound. 

 Here is an excerpt: On honoring his father's legacy onstage:  "You know...before he died I remember him talking with our manager, and my dad was afraid that his guitar style would be lost because he didn't know if I was going to maintain it. Wherever I go I always make sure I have within my set two or three songs in a row that my old man did the way he did it and speak on him. Again it was something I was born into - I started doing it when I was three and a half. That which has happened has been a progression of. There was nothing else that was really pulling me that I wanted to do, and people started enjoying me doing my own stuff, and that's hard to beat."

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6:42 am
Thu May 1, 2014

South Haven Farm Machinery Maker Subject of Lawsuits

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BEI International closed in March
BEI is a name synonymous with South Haven's status as the world's blueberry capital. The company produced harvesting equipment second to none for 45 years.
7:24 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Tug Boat Rescued From Black River in South Haven

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Coast Guard still not sure why Wilhelm Baum sank
SOUTH HAVEN - The old saying "Don't give up the ship" certainly could apply to the crew that salvaged the historic Wilhelm Baum tugboat over the weekend.
Arts & More
4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

21st annual Ice Breaker Festival brings a cool chill to South Haven

There will be 53 blocks of ice waiting to be carved at this year's Ice Breaker Festival.
Courtesy of the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

As the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Since we can't all melt the snow outside our windows, we might as well celebrate the season.

The weather outside sets the perfect tone for the 21st annual Ice Breaker Festival, taking place in South Haven Friday Jan. 31 through Sunday Feb. 2.

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7:28 am
Tue January 21, 2014

South Haven streamlines process to demolish unsafe buildings

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Demolition of former church is expected to begin at end of April
SOUTH HAVEN - City officials here are so worried about the condition of a boarded-up former church downtown that it is surrounded by barricades and police tape to keep people away. But the situation will be remedied soon, when the structure is demolished.