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Dean History Professor to Talk History of "The Blues" in AttleboroSeptember 13, 2012
R.A "Stovetop" Lawson, better known around the Dean College campus as Professor Rob Lawson, will join together with a famous poet and a legendary blues artist on October 13, 2012 for "An Afternoon Of The Blues."
As part of the event, Professor Lawson will tell how bluesmen used their music to accommodate, resist, and protest Jim Crow and express the frustrations, hopes, and dreams of African Americans. Shor'ty Billups (Local Legendary Blues Artist and Former drummer for Wilson Pickett and Session Drummer for Etta James in a Special Concert Performance) and the Foxxx Band will perform songs by 1930s bluesmen Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, Skip James, and Charley Patton. J.C. Reddick will recite his poem on life during Jim Crow.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street, Attleboro
Contact Ethel Garvin at
(508) 226-6712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org