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ATTENTION: Applications Close Wednesday 26 April

Following a successful third round, PPCA is delighted to again partner with the Australia Council, and offer another series of $15,000 grants, to assist Australian artists with new sound recordings.

The successful applicants of the 2016 grants included: Martha Marlow, Barney McAll, Robbie Miller, Sophie Payten, Sean Congues and Johnny Mackay (from Children Collide) who have all used their funds to record new projects.

Dan Rosen, PPCA Chief Executive Officer said “We are really pleased to be able to offer these grants again, and contribute to the diversity of Australian music. The response to last year’s initiative was incredibly strong and a great indication of the quality of our recording artists.

We look forward to working with the Australia Council again to help more local artists realise their musical ambition.”

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Festival favourite Andrew Winton and iconic Australian blues guitarist Dave Brewer plug in and sweat it out for their “Electric Blues Dancehall”. 

Andrew Winton is a multi-award winning songwriter and performer based in Perth, Western Australia. He specialises in lap-slide guitars, however is an accomplished musician with diverse training. Andrew is known for his musicianship, on-stage warmth and humour, eclectic influences and diverse lyrics. Dave Brewer is a staple of the Perth Blues Club and it is always a pleasure to hear his amazing guitar playing. Teamed up with Andrew, this is a show not to be missed!

It’s a no “excuse me”, no “beg your pardon”, full band fun ship blues dance party to excite, delight and ignite ladies and gentlemens’ ready for dancin’ and prancin’.

Also featuring Yugon “Chob” Chobanoff on drums and John Wilson on bass, this will be a big ole’ bag of up-tempo rhythm and blues oh yessum!

Supporting Electric Blues Dancehall are Eldorado (8pm) and Bob Patient 'Playing with my friends' (10.30pm)

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On Tuesday 25 April (ANZAC Day), the City of Canning, with assistance from Perth Blues Club members Rick Steele, Bob Patient and Peter Heeney, presents the 'ANZAC Legacy Blues Concert' at Civic Amphitheatre, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Come along and enjoy a rousing and soulful afternoon of blues music including many local blues musicians who are regulars at the PBC. This year's special guests include Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges, Ashley Arbuckle String Quartet, Ripping Horns and The Legacy Band.

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The PBC's Annual ANZAC Salute will be even bigger this year.

Starting on Tuesday 18 April at the Charles Hotel, we have our regular ANZAC Night featuring The Rising Suns Australian Army Band, Sue Bluck and John Pin, with Bob Patient's Playing with My Friends and guests.

Then on the following Tuesday (ANZAC Day), the City of Canning, with assistance from Perth Blues Club members Rick Steele, Bob Patient and Peter Heeney, presents the 'ANZAC Legacy Blues Concert' at Civic Amphitheatre, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Come along and enjoy a rousing and soulful afternoon of blues music including many local blues musicians who are regulars at the PBC. This year's special guests include Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges, Ashley Arbuckle String Quartet, Ripping Horns and The Legacy Band.

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By Hillel Italie and Jim Suhr/AP
TIME.COM - Updated: 7:24 PM ET | Originally published: 6:42 PM ET

(NEW YORK) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area west of St. Louis. He was 90.

Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by his caretaker about 12:40 p.m. found him unresponsive, police in Missouri's St. Charles County said in a statement. Attempts to revive Berry failed, and he was pronounced shortly before 1:30 p.m., police said.

A police spokeswoman, Val Joyner, told The Associated Press she had no additional details about the death of Berry, calling him "really a legend."

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