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Blues legend B.B. King died in Las Vegas home while in hospice care at the age of 89 on May 14. Two of King’s daughters have come forth alleging that their father was poisoned in his final days, a claim that hasn’t gained much traction with investigators as of yet.

The white nationalist organization Ku Klux Klan once boasted millions of members in the early 20th Century, but their numbers are much smaller these days. Daryl Davis, a Black musician who befriends KKK members, may share some responsibility in the group’s shrinking membership.

The music world today mourns the loss of legendary Blues and R&B singer Bobby “Blue” Bland, who died this past Sunday (June 23) after a battle with an undisclosed illness. He was 83.