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“Geography of the Blues: How the Land Influences the Culture & Music of the Delta”. October 15, 2010

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On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival (newly renamed to the King Biscuit Blues Festival) presented the 1st Blues Symposium panel discussion at the Malco Theater on Cherry St in Helena, AR. Discussion was centered around the topic of how the land influences the culture & music of the Delta. The event was co-sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College, the Rhodes College African American Studies Program, and Roller Citizens Funeral Home of Helena, AR.

Candice Ivory – Educational Coordinator for the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, & Adviser for the Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes Blues Fellows

John Bass — Director of the Curb Institute at Rhodes College
David Evans — Author of Big Road Blues, University of Memphis
Jim O’Neal — Founder of Living Blues magazine, Kansas State University
Scott Barretta — Writer and host of the “Highway 61 Radio” program on Mississippi Public Radio, University of Mississippi


Featured Video: John Lee Hooker Jr at Blues Central September 27, 2010

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Murray the K’s Historic TV Special to Screen at New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp September 4, 2010

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Controversial “It’s What’s Happening, Baby” hasn’t been seen in its entirety since 1965

Santa Monica, CA,– Murray “the K” Kaufman’s ground-breaking 1965 television special “It’s What’s Happening, Baby” is being presented in its entirety for the first time since the program aired during primetime on June 28, 1965, on the CBS Television Network. The screening, made possible by The Murray the K Archives and Historic Films, will be part of The Ponderosa Stomp Music Festival’s Clandestine Cinema film series at One Eyed Jack’s in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The presentation is scheduled at noon on September 25, 2010 (more…)