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Next Show: 1/15 on Paris Blues/Romare Bearden

The next show will air on Sunday 1/15/2012 from 11:00pm – Monday at 1:00am on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. Listen to the 40-second promo below (may not work in all browsers, especially mobile ones):

Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Romare Bearden Foundation are presenting the exhibition “Paris Blues Revisited: Romare Bearden, Albert Murray, Sam Shaw” as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Bearden’s birth.

Designed as a book-on-the-wall, Paris Blues Revisited …presents fine reproductions of collages by Romare Bearden, writing by Albert Murray and photographs by Sam Shaw. Following the Shaw-produced film Paris Blues, these three men decided to improvise their own Paris Blues – a collaborative picture-and-writing book celebrating Paris as well as Duke Ellington, co-composer (with Billy Strayhorn) of the movie’s soundtrack and Louis Armstrong, one of that movie’s stars. That book was never completed. This exhibit shows, for the first time, finished pages, some of them unmistakable masterworks, as well as works-in-progress that make clear the power of jazz to inspire collaborations of long-lasting beauty.

Paris Blues Revisited is curated by Robert G. O’Meally, C. Daniel Dawson and Diedra Harris Kelley, and designed by Florio Design.

This edition of “Suga’ In My Bowl” will host a discussion with Robert G O’Meally, Professor of English at Columbia University and co-curator of exhibitions with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Diedra Harris Kelley, co-director of the Romare Bearden Foundation and niece of Romare Bearden.

Hosted by Arts Producer Joyce Jones.

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