Founded in 1988 by Porretta Terme native Graziano Uliani as a tribute to the late Stax Records legend Otis Redding, the Porretta Soul Festival takes place in the towns Rufus Thomas Park.
The students will perform elsewhere and will then travel to London. The festival will also feature Memphis Horns legend Wayne Jackson, James Govan & the Rum Boogie Blues Band, Charlie Wood, The Neville Brothers, and New Orleans queen of soul Irma Thomas.
For more info on the festival, go here.
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Bring out the fake blood and white pancake makeup and prepare for the Resurrection, a new goth night at the Poplar Lounge.
The weekly event kicks off Friday, June 2nd at 9 p.m. Local death metal band Legion of Divine Punishment will rein in the darkness on opening night, and DJ Chucky will spin goth and industrial tunes.
Prizes will be awarded for the best dead person costume, and Black Lodge Video will provide video visuals. According to the Resurrection MySpace page, these videos are so filthy and disturbing, [Black Lodge] can not risk putting them on the shelf.