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America's Music - The Blues and Gospel Music, August 10

Explore the birth of the blues from its African roots to its eventual prominence in places like Memphis, Chicago, New York and beyond. Two films will be featured: Martin Scorsese's The Blues: Feel Like Going Home and Say Amen, Somebody.

America's Music - Gospel and Blues with Dr. Anthony Pattin, August 13

Dr. Anthony Pattin, Professor Emeritus, University of Montevallo, will guide us through asurvey of American musical styles that preceded and brought on the advent of American Gospel Music. Theses styles include ragtime, cakewalk, Negro Spirituals, blues and jazz. The presentation will also discuss the influence of these styles on American and European Classical composers. Various style of gospel music will be performed and explored. ...learn more


Bowling for Books BPLYP Fundraiser, August 10

Join the Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals at Lightning Strikes Trussville Family Fun Center on Saturday, August 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m., to bowl for books and raise money for the Birmingham Public Library. Wear your favorite college team. Ten dollars per person; includes two games plus shoe rental. ...learn more


Flow Tactics Teen Open Mic, August 17

Teens, get your poetry on at the Flow Tactics Teen Open Mic every 3rd Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the YMCA Youth Center, 2400 7th Avenue North (near Phillips Academy). Admission is free. The sessions are for high school students only. To sign up to perform or for more information, e-mail johnpaul@reallifepoets.org. ...learn more



August 9, 2013
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