Sunday, July 1, 2007

"Memphis Rhythms" Photo Exhibit in West Memphis

Posted By on Sun, Jul 1, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Beginning Monday in West Memphis and continuing through July, the Crittenden Arts Council will display "Memphis Rhythms...a photo exhibit of Memphis/Mid-South musicians from The Archives of the Center for Southern Folklore."

Following is complete information on the event:

Memphis Rhythms at the Crittenden Arts Council

NAME OF EVENT: Memphis Rhythms

A Musical Photographic Retrospective

from the Center for Southern Folklore

PLACE OF EVENT: Lois Wallin Rich Center for the Arts

Crittenden Arts Council

#14 C Holiday Plaza Mall
1800 N. Missouri Street
West Memphis, AR 72301

DATE/TIME: Premieres Monday, July 2 and runs weekdays throughout July (except July 4th)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Showing: Saturday, July 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: Free

CONTACT: Crittenden Arts Council @ 870-732-6260 or

Center for Southern Folklore @ 901-525-3655

WEBSITE: www.crittendenarts.org or www.southernfolklore.com

The Crittenden Arts Council of West Memphis hosts Memphis Rhythms, a photo exhibit of Memphis/Mid-South musicians from The Archives of the Center for Southern Folklore throughout the month of July. This exhibit includes rare photographs of musical performances from the 1940s to the present. Many of these photos have only recently been restored and made available to the public.

Pictures of classic Memphis performers such as Mose Vinson, Rufus Thomas, B. B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Laura Dukes, and Furry Lewis will be among the photographs being displayed. This exhibit premieres Monday, July 2 and continues weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except the 4th of July.

In addition, there will be a special showing on Saturday, July 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the Blues in the Park performance at Worthington Park featuring the classic gospel sounds of the Spirit of Memphis and veteran bluesmen Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb.

Admission to the exhibit and the concert is free.

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