PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: Sept. 8, 2003
Blues series to be screened
DEARBORN---The University of Michigan-Dearborn's African
and African American Studies Program, in conjunction with Detroit
Public Television, will present "An Evening of Live Music and
Conversation about The Blues" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 23 in the auditorium of the School of Management Building.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is a special pre-screening
of Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series, The Blues.
R.J. Spangler's Rhythm Rockers will provide live music at the event,
and blues historian Robert Jones will moderate conversation with blues
artists Alberta Adams and Johnnie Bassett and local radio personalities
Gene Elzy of WDET and Mark Pasman of WCSX.
The event is funded in part by the Michigan Council for the Humanities
and by a Diversity Grant from the Office of the Provost at UM-Dearborn.
The Blues premieres at 9 p.m. Sept. 28 on Detroit Public Television
and will be simulcast on WDET 101.9 FM.
For more information, contact humanities Prof. Deborah Smith Pollard,
director of UM-Dearborn's African and African American Studies Program,
at (313) 593-5213.