Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Delta Blues Museum-Clarksdale, MS is hosting the Opening Reception of “Charlie Musselwhite: Son of Mississippi; Citizen of the World.” See www.deltabluesmuseum.org for details. Tuesday, April 21st; 5-7pm.
Charlie Musselwhite will perform at Roosters Blues House –
The upcoming Charlie Musselwhite Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 24, 2009.
At 3:00 p.m., MDA Tourism Heritage Trails Program, the Mississippi Blues Commission, and Kosciusko/Attala Development Corporation, will honor Charlie Musselwhite.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009. At 4:00 p.m., MDA Tourism Heritage Trails Program,
the Mississippi Blues Commission, and the Inverness Chamber of Commerce will
honor Little Milton.
Friday, April 17, 2009. At 10:00 a.m., MDA Tourism Heritage Trails Program,
the Mississippi Blues Commission, and the Yazoo County Convention and
Visitors Bureau will honor Jack Owens.
This upcoming Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremony that will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2009. At 4:00 p.m., MDA Tourism Heritage Trails Program, the Mississippi Blues Commission, and the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau will honor The Queen of Hearts.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will return to the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) for a public performance on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Joining them will be legendary guitarist Keb’ Mo.’
The following week, they will perform for student groups at the BPAC, the Delta Music Institute, and
“The Monk Institute put on an amazing show last year,” says
“The work that they do with schools introducing young people to blues and jazz is incredibly beneficial for our region.”
The Monk Institute developed The Blues and Jazz: Two American Classics curriculum for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade public school students. The program traces the blues and its vital importance to American history and culture, showing how the music became perhaps the greatest influence on jazz.
Lucy Janoush, Crosstie Arts Council President, is also excited about the prospect. “We are so excited to be able to combine the Festival weekend with a performance of this magnitude. We hope people will come out and enjoy what is sure to be an exceptional event.”
In addition, 40 years of Crosstie Arts Festival Arts Competition winners will be on display in the BPAC lobby beginning the day of the Monk Institute performance.
“It’s all part of a continued strengthening of a partnership between the
Keb’ Mo’ is a world-class modern blues artist. This three-time Grammy Award winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter is a major presence on today’s world music scene. He portrayed Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can you Hear the Wind Howl?”
Mo’ performed at the opening of the
For ticket information, contact the Bologna Performing Arts Center Arts Center Box Office at (662) 846-4626.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
CLEVELAND―Spring brings many visiting classes to the Delta. Two recent examples are a service learning class from the
Both classes visited Dockery Farms where these pictures were taken. They also worked with the
The service learning class spent a week helping the Sunflower Freedom Project. The Blues studies class began their trip in
Photo One: Learning class from the University of
Photo Two: Blues studies class from the