Tag Archives: Blues

Blues in Schools brings music education to Dothan children

February 5, 2018
By Greg Phillips

About 400 Dothan school children enjoyed the musical stylings of world-renowned blues artist Vanessa Collier last Friday during the Blues in Schools event.

Troy University and the Wiregrass Blues Society presented the event, sponsored by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, which involved two performances at the Dothan Opera House.

Collier and her band…

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Troy University brings educational blues to Dothan

January 26, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Troy University, in partnership with the Wiregrass Blues Society, will present the educational components of the seventh annual Wiregrass Blues Fest on Friday, Feb. 2.

Through a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, TROY will present two “Blues in Schools” programs that will feature saxophonist/vocalist Vanessa Collier, this year’s festival main headliner, who is also…

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‘Blues in Schools’ spreads love of American music to youngsters

April 25, 2017
By Greg Phillips

The students at Webb Elementary School and Rehobeth Elementary School recently received a dose of the blues.

“Blues in Schools,” an annual event sponsored by Troy University and the Wiregrass Blues Society, brought renowned blues musician Tas Cru and his band into the two Houston County schools, where they played an assortment of blues tunes…

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