"Blues is the Roots" Musicologist Convo
Jul 11, 2015

"The Blues is the Roots" musicologist conversation. A panel of blues musicians, historians, and educators will discuss the history of the blues and Paramount Records and how the blues has influenced the sound of American music today.  The panel will include blues historian and Mississippi Blues Trail curator Scott Baretta; Dr. David Evans, Blues Musician and Director of the Ph.D. program in Ethnomusicology at the University of Memphis; and Lance Ledbetter, Founder record label Dust-to-Digital, a specialty label with a focus in preservation.

Girls Night Out - Chasin' Dem Blues
Jul 22, 2015

Join us for Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out is the perfect dinner and a show combo.


ONLY 1 great date: Wed. 7/22 @ 6 PM

For only $45 you receive a ticket to that night's performance of Chasin' Dem Blues, a delicious southern dinner at Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffle Signature, tax and gratuity.

Upcoming Shows
Chasin' Dem Blues
July 07 - August 02, 2015
Southwest Arts Center
2014 - 2015 Season

This roof-raising show is a foot-stomping, multi-media musical celebration, which thrills audiences with storytellers' account of how a small Midwest town changed the landscapes of American music, and ushered in the sound of the early 20th century, a sound that still reverberates today. 

2015 - 2016 Season
Fetch Clay, Make Man
October 27 - November 22, 2015
Southwest Arts Center
2015 - 2016 Season

In the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay’s most anticipated fights, the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with the controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit. Fetch Clay, Make Man explores the improbable bond that forms between two drastically different and influential cultural icons. 

American Buffalo
February 09 - March 06, 2016
Southwest Arts Center
2015 - 2016 Season

Set in an urban junk shop, three small-time crooks make plans to rob a man of his coin collection, including what they believe to be an extremely valuable “Buffalo nickel.” However, as the night goes on, motivations change, loyalties squirm and shift and paranoia rises to generate heart-pounding drama.

Smart People
July 12 - August 07, 2016
Southwest Arts Center
2015 - 2016 Season

Are our beliefs and prejudices hard-wired into us? Four Harvard intellectuals – a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race, class, friendship, search for love, and identity in a complex world.

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