FW: [AlabamaFolklife] 2005 Year of Alabama Blues Women Exhibition Launch!
From: Alablues [mailto:alablues@...]
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 2:57 PM
Subject: [AlabamaFolklife] 2005 Year of Alabama Blues Women Exhibition
For Immediate Release:
The Alabama Blues Project has declared 2005 the Year of Alabama Blues
Women and has planned a series of events in celebration of Alabama's
great blues women.
The first of these events is to launch the touring exhibition Red Hot
and Blue: A Spotlight on Five Alabama Blues Women - featuring "Coot"
Grant, Lucille Bogan, Big Mama Thornton, Vera Hall, and Odetta. The
exhibition is opening on Tuesday, February 22 starting 7:30pm at the
Tuscaloosa Public Library and includes photographs, recordings, vintage
clothing, and historical artifacts. The opening will feature a
presentation by award winning scholar/performer Lea Gilmore titled
Beltin' Boppin' and Blue - Women and the Blues.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Alabama Blues Project, the
University of Alabama's Department of Women Studies, Tuscaloosa Public
Library and a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Admission is free. For further information please call Kathy Bailey at