CLEVELAND, Miss. -- The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at DeltaStateUniversity was recently visited by Stephen Lina, senior editor for Bayerisher Rundfunck (Bavarian Broadcasting), a member of the German National TV and Radio network. Lina is based in Munich, Germany. He is producing a radio show about the American South, and came to the Delta after recording the re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh. He interviewed Dr. Luther Brown, Director of the DeltaCenter, about the Mississippi Blues Trail and the work of the Blues Commission. Lina also recorded at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale and at Po' Monkey's Lounge in Merigold.PHOTO: From left, Stephen Lina and Dr. Luther Brown.
CLEVELAND, Miss. -- The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at DeltaStateUniversity recently provided an introduction to Dockery Farms to second graders from Hayes-CooperSchool. Lee Aylward, of the DeltaCenter, provided the tour, and Allyson Hardy led the class. According to Hardy, "HayesCooperCenter's 2nd annual Art and Soul 2012, A celebration of the visual and performing arts" has the theme "Rollin on the River, Reflections of Faces and Places of the Delta.” Second graders are creating an ABC book of the Delta, and have been learning about all things Delta, including the History of the Blues."