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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Neville headlines blues conference

Cleveland, Miss. – The fourth annual International Conference on the Blues at Delta State University October 1-3 is shaping up to be the best yet. This year’s lineup features GRAMMY winner Aaron Neville and has a two-part theme: Mississippi Delta native John Lee Hooker’s centennial birthday celebration in conjunction with GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and an exploration of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax’s collection of Mississippi Delta blues and gospel recordings.

The unique symposium brings together blues scholars, historians and fans from all over the United States in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, a place known as the epicenter of blues music and history.


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