Blues in Schools brings music education to Dothan children

Blues artist Vanessa Collier plays saxophone on stage with children from the Dothan City School System.

Blues artist Vanessa Collier plays saxophone on stage with children from the Dothan City School System.

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

Hundreds of children will attend the shows at the Dothan Opera House on Feb. 2.

Hundreds of children will attend the shows at the Dothan Opera House on Feb. 2.

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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