May 7, 2014
"CROSSROADS" AUTHOR TOM GRAVES AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
Mississippi's oldest music museum to host award-winning author and Blues scholar
ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT DESK
Following the Blues Foundation
Awards ceremony, the Delta Blues Museum will host
"A Conversation with Tom Graves" featuring the author
and multimedia presentation of his work,
The Life and Afterlife of Robert Johnson .
From the website, "Crossroads won the Blues
Foundation's award for Literature in 2010 and is considered
the definitive word on its enigmatic subject. The
result of careful and meticulous research, this stylishly-written
biography reveals the real story behind the mythical
talent that made Robert Johnson a musical legend."
A Q&A and booksigning will follow. Open
to the media and to the public--event sponsored by
the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment
for the Arts.
Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Mississippi
May 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
More about Delta Blues Museum
A 2013 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services--the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community--the Delta Blues Museum
is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues. The museum seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits for its expansion, including the Muddy Waters Addition. Expanded exhibits will enable the cultural organization to better preserve and display the history and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form.
For online donations or for
more information on events or programs, please call (662)
627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
Members of the press may register on the Museum website to access the PRESS
ROOM for further information, images and materials.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal