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  • Amos J Wright
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      From: Alablues [mailto:alablues@...]
      Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 5:04 PM
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      Subject: [AlabamaFolklife] 2005 - THE YEAR OF ALABAMA BLUES WOMEN!

      For Immediate Release:

       

      The Alabama Blues Project is proud to declare 2005 The Year of Alabama Blues Women! Blues women from Alabama have played a very significant role in the story of the blues, yet our rich heritage has been largely overlooked.

       

      To help spread the word, Alabama blues women will be celebrated over the next few months by a series of exhibitions and performances. As part of the festivities, the Alabama Blues Project is producing a traveling exhibition titled Red Hot and Blue showcasing some of Alabama's outstanding women blues musicians. Currently scheduled events are listed below, and there's more to come!

       

       

      For more information about these programs, please call Debbie Bond of  the Alabama Blues Project at (205) 554 1795.

       


      February 22 through March 31

       

      The Alabama Blues Project, the University of Alabama’s Department of Women Studies, and the Tuscaloosa Public Library are proud to present the exhibition Red Hot and Blue: Spotlight on Five Alabama Blues Women featuring, “Coot” Grant,  Lucille Bogan, Big Mama Thornton, Vera Hall, and Odetta. The exhibition will be at the Tuscaloosa Public Library and includes photographs, recordings, vintage clothing, and historical artifacts. This project is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

       

      Admission is free. For further information please call Kathy Bailey at (205) 345-5820.

       


      February 22 at 7:30pm

       

      The first day of the exhibition Red Hot and Blue: Spotlight on Five Alabama Blues Women  at the Tuscaloosa Public Library will feature a Grand Opening Presentation of Beltin’, Boppin’ and Blue – Women and the Blues by award-winning  blues singer and writer Lea Gilmore

       

      Admission is free. For further information please call Kathy Bailey at (205) 345-5820.

       


      March 2 from 4:30-7pm

       

      Nadine Cohodas, author of Queen, The Life and Music of Dinah Washington, will give a presentation at the University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library. The program will include a musical performance by Birmingham chanteuse Elnora Spencer, and an exhibition of blues artifacts from the Hoole Special Collection. 

       

      Admission is free. For more information call Jessica  Lacher-Feldman at (205) 348-0500.

       


      March 3 at 10:30am

       

      Induction of Vera Ward Hall to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame at the Alumni Auditorium, Judson College, Marion, Alabama. Admission is free.

       

      For more info call (334) 683-5184.

       


      March 19 at 8pm

       

       The Alabama Blues Project in conjunction with the University of Alabama’s Signs of Race Symposium presents Alabama Blues Women Yesterday and Today featuring some of the best of contemporary blues at the Jupiter Bar and Grill on University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from 8pm to 12pm. Accompanying this showcase of Alabama blues women, the Alabama Blues Project’s traveling exhibition Red Hot and Blue: Spotlight on Alabama Blues Women will also be on display.

       

      For more information call (205) 554-1795 or (205) 248-6611.

       


       April (date TBA)

       

      Reception and grand opening of Alabama Blues Project’s traveling exhibition Red Hot and Blue: Spotlight on Alabama Blues Women at the Murphy African American Museum, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The grand opening will feature a special guest star performance by Candy Martin Shines.

       

      For more information call (205) 758-2861. 

       

       



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