Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
A movie screening of The Way of War starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. featuring Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry of Abbeville, MS will be in Indianola. The location is 308 Blues Club & Café on Friday, February 20 with doors opening at 7pm. A CD Release Party for Alphonso Sanders’ new CD- “Mississippi Influences” will happen that night, also. Sanders recently won
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This year’s Living Blues Symposium in
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, March 6 a benefit for the Highway 61 Blues Museum will be held at the Walnut Street Blues Bar in
Monday, February 9, 2009
L.C. Ulmer and Chase Holifield were a hit at the Orpheum in the Solo Finals of the 25th Annual International Blues Challenge. Even though they did not place, they commanded a standing ovation. They were one of six Solo/Duo entrants making it to the finals in a field of contestants from all over the world this weekend in Memphis.
Homemade Jamz Blues Band from Tupelo opened the weekend performing at the New Daisy Theatre Wednesday night. This group won 2nd Place Band in 2007 representing the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola. Eden Brent from Greenville performed in the Orpheum Lobby Saturday opening the finals. She won 1st Place Solo in 2006 representing the Indianola Blues Society.
Another Mississippi blues society now joins the list with a win. Rosedale's Crossroads Blues Society of Mississippi won 2nd Place Solo/Duo with Alphonso Sanders and Richard Johnson. Their original songs with keyboard, trumpet, and saxophone accompaniment were most impressive. Three Mississippi bands competed in the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday
nights. The Grady Champion Revue from Canton represented Indianola's blues society. Mark "The Muleman" Massey represented the Rosedale blues society. Stevie J & the Blues Eruption from Jackson represented the Central Mississippi Blues Society.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The project was the culmination of the students’ study of the historical significance of the Delta’s role in the development of indigenous American music as a reaction to the social conditions of the time. The primary goal of this collaboration was to expand each student’s know-ledge of the music and history of the Delta while encouraging parents and community leaders to take an active role in the educational process. Many of our students had never traveled to the Delta or explored the Delta’s musical, historical, or cultural contributions to our nation and the world. The enthusiastic response they received to this project has resulted in additional Spring concerts throughout the state.
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