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June 20, 2011


DELTA BLUES MUSEUM TO HOST RECEPTION

FOR DICK WATERMAN, PHOTOGRAPHER


Thursday June 23, 2011

5:00 - 7:00 PM



Open to the Public
Admission is Free


New museum photo exhibit to focus on Son House, the renowned bluesman who taught Robert Johnson to play guitar

On Thursday, June 23, 5 -7 pm, the Delta Blues Museum will host a reception for Dick Waterman, famed music photographer and Oxford, MS resident, to mark the opening of its newest exhibit, which features 13 portraits by Waterman of Son House, the renowned bluesman who taught Robert Johnson to play guitar. Waterman helped re-discover House in the '60s and managed his concerts during that era's blues revival. He will be present to sign books of his photographs and answer questions about his years of managing and photographing House. Music will be provided by Bill Abel.

This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is part of ongoing museum celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Johnson's birth. It is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, the Mississippi Arts Commission, Friends of the Delta Blues Museum, National Guitar Company, and Delta Blues Museum.

The Delta Blues Museum is located at #1 Blues Alley in downtown Clarksdale. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. For more information, call the museum at 662-627-6820 or visit the DBM Web site.

Shelley Ritter, Director

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Delta Blues Museum Board of Directors
William H. Gresham, President
Yvonne Stanford, Secretary
Johnny Lewis
Dr. Frank Marascalco
Jim Herring

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