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Indie Film, Blues Challenge, & Live Jazz – This Weekend in Indianola! October 20, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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October’s Featured Film:
Children of Invention


The B.B. King Museum presents Children of Invention with Producer Sheila Dvorak as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers this Saturday, October 23 at 4 p.m. Following the screening of her feature film, Dvorak and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker. Space is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. We are suggesting a $3 donation at the door.

Following the event, guests are encouraged to come together at the Gin Mill restaurant located at 109 Pershing Ave, Indianola. A portion of the Gin Mill’s take that evening will be donated to the Museum to support the film series and future community programs.

Dvorak’s Children of Invention is a drama about the influence of an adult world on children, the immigrant outlook and the effect of taking shortcuts to the American dream.

For more information on Children of Invention and other screenings at the B.B. King Museum, check out the Events Calendar. For more information on the South Arts Southern Tour of Independent Film Makers, click here.

7th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues Challenge

The 7th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge is Saturday at Club Ebony. The Solo/Duo Competition will begin at 3 pm and the Band Competition is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. Blues acts from Clarksdale, Senatobia, Laurel, Leland, Clinton, Greenville, Cleveland, and Indianola are participating.

The winners of the Indianola Challenge will advance to the 27th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN February 1-5, 2011. Last year, Indianola’s blues challenge winner, Grady Champion from Canton, won the 2010 International Blues Challenge.

Cover is $5. For more information, contact the Mississippi Delta Blues Society, Inc. at info@indianolablues.org or 662-887-4913.

Club Ebony
Live Jazz featuring Eli Yamin and Dr. Alphonso Sanders

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center and Club Ebony welcome New York artist, Eli Yamin and the Delta’s own, Dr. Alphonso Sanders, to town, this Sunday, October 24. The duo will perform live at Club Ebony at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Eli Yamin is Artistic Director of The Jazz Drama Program and Director of Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy. He is a jazz pianist, composer, educator, broadcaster, bandleader and Steinway artist. Eli’s joyful and swinging piano playing has led him to perform at top concert halls and festivals in the United States, India, China, Mali, Japan and throughout Europe. Through his touring experiences, Eli is continually blown away by the power of jazz to uplift, inspire and build community all over the world.

Dr. Alphonso Sanders is Chair of Fine Arts and Director of the BB King Recording Studio at Mississippi Valley State University. He is a songwriter, performer and educator. Alphonso has performed at many international music festivals. He performed with David Lee Durham at the Lucerne Blues Festival, Lucerne Switzerland and was on the Durham’s CD Struggling and Straining- the first CD for the B.B. King Recording Studio.

For more information, contact Erin Mulligan at 662-887-9539 ext. 228.

Mark Your Calendar!

Art Walk in Downtown Indianola
Thursday, October 28 – 5 p.m.

High Noon with Dr. Rickey Hill
Friday, October 29 – 12 p.m.

November’s Featured Film: Reporter
Monday, November 15 – 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi: State of Blues – Book signing with Ken Murphy and Scott Baretta

Friday, November 19 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Special!

During October, present your church program or bulletin upon your visit to the B.B. King Museum on Sunday afternoons and tour for FREE! The Museum is open Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the B.B. King Museum at info@bbkingmuseum.org
Or phone: 662-887-9539.

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