THE DETROIT NEWS: SMALL TALK WITH JANIVA MAGNESS

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There’s a difference between singing the blues and living the blues. Vocalist Janiva Magness has lived through pain, and because of it, she sings the blues with an earned authority.

The Detroit native, who lost both parents to suicide by age 16 and bounced from foster home to foster home, eventually found solace — what she calls a “spiritual awakening” — when she heard blues master Otis Rush perform.Read More

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