Janiva Magness Performs in Newman

JANIVA MAGNESS TO PERFORM IN NEWMAN! “One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money.” –MOJO

Award-winning blues and soul artist Janiva Magness, touring in support of her latest Alligator Records CD, STRONGER FOR IT, will give a live performance at the West Side Theatre in Newman on Saturday, July 27, 2013. A charismatic vocalist and songwriter known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today; her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. Magness recently won two 2013 Blues Music Awards: Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year (her fourth win in this category) and Song Of The Year–I Won’t Cry (by Janiva Magness and Dave Darling) from STRONGER FOR IT. She also won the 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor being the first). Through her passionate vocals and, for the first time, through her own original songs, Magness, with STRONGER FOR IT, delivers the most moving and intimate album of her career. Concert information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013 Venue: West Side Theatre Address: 1331 Main Street City: Newman, CA Phone: 209-862-4490 Showtime: 8:00pm Ticket price: $10-$23 Website: www.westsidetheatre.org *See website for detailed ticket information

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.