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Celebration of Marvell Thomas’ Life

RONALD MARVELL THOMAS AUGUST 22, 1941 – JANUARY 23, 2017 A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE  Come and join the Thomas family – Naajee, Leah, Carla and Vaneese – as we celebrate the rich musical history of our husband, father, and brother – Marvell Thomas. We will be joined by our friends, peers within the entertainment […]

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COLD HOT: Book signing and conversation with author Sergio Poroger

  Images can generate sounds, albeit imaginary ones. Based on this, Brazilian photographer and journalist Sergio Poroger journeyed through the Southeastern United States in December 2014, putting together the collection of photographs available in this new book, sponsored by the Lafayette (LA) Convention and Visitor Center and other supporters. Poroger researched the region, its people, […]

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STAX @ 60 CONCERT SERIES: John Paul Keith

The Early Satellite Recordings – Stax Goes Rockabilly   Celebrating the early years of Stax Records. In 1957, Jim Stewart began making records in his wife’s uncle’s garage in North Memphis. In this garage on Orchi Road, Stewart recorded Fred Byler (who played bass and sang in Stewart’s fiddle band, the Tennessee Cottonpickers), a fast-paced […]

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