INDIANOLA: BB King Museum event

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
400 Second St., Indianola , MS 38751
662-887-9539 ext. 224, www.bbkingmuseum.org

January 2011

Film Screening – M for Mississippi
Thursday, January 6th – 6:30 p.m.

Thistimely road movie explores the thriving underbelly of a dying Americanart form in the land where it began – Mississippi . Filmed as a weeklongjourney through the birthplace of the blues, M for Mississippi capturesthe proverbial “real deal” in its home where it is most comfortable andauthentic – the jukes, the front yards, the cotton fields. Productionteam members Jeff Konkel of Broke & Hungry Records, Kari Jones ofMudpuppy Recordings and Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Blues & FolkArt will provide a brief introduction before the screening and conduct aQ&A afterward.

Evening Performance and Reception with Spencer Bohren
Thursday, January 13th – 7:00 p.m.

SpencerBohren is the 2010 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive inEducation Award from The Blues Foundation. His music resonates with theambience of the rivers, roads, and bayous of the American South.

High Noon
Friday, January, 28th – 12:00 p.m.

Brown Bag Luncheon with James “Hutch” Hutcherson. Mr. Hutcherson will read and sign copies of his memoir, “A Lad from Lamont.”

February 2011

Our Tune into Black History Series kicks off with a Student Art Opening and Reception
Thursday, February 3rd – Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., Choir performs at 7:00 p.m.
Washington County student’s exhibit artwork
Special guests First United Baptist Church

Tune into Black History
Thursday, February 10th, 17th, 24th – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful voices of local church groups and universities. Choir performances every Thursday night in February!

Film Screening – Do No Harm
Saturday, February 19th – 4:00 p.m.

DoNo Harm tells the incredible and outrageous story of Dr. John Bagnatoand Charles Rehberg, who endure relentless attacks and make personalsacrifices to draw national attention to the shocking unethicalpractices at Phoebe Putney Hospital, a nonprofit hospital in Georgia.Their investigations lead them to discover that this is a nationalproblem that negatively affects uninsured and indigent patientsthroughout the country. Director/producer Rebecca Schanberg will tourwith the film.

High Noon
Friday, February 25th – 12:00 p.m.

BrownBag Luncheon with Dr. Leslie McLemore and Dr. Michelle Deardorff of theFannie Lou Hamer Institute at Jackson State University .

March 2011

Film Screening – Jump at the Sun
Saturday, March 19th – 4:00 p.m.

WriterZora Neale Hurston was the first black anthropologist in the UnitedStates . She embraced black culture and chided race champions for theirangry diatribes. She was criticized by the black male intelligentsia forher failure to take a political stance, and died in poverty andobscurity. This documentary includes footage shot by Hurston in the1920’s and 1940’s, as well as interviews with Maya Angelou and AliceWalker. Director Sam Pollard and writer/producer Kristy Andersen willtour with the film.