Win Tickets to See Memphis at The Walton Arts Center

I like Rock ‘n’ Roll

It has no color because it speaks to the soul

In years gone by when racial tension was high

People sang to release the pain they came to know

A smokey juke joint with chairs worn from use

a dance floor and a spot light where expectations are loosed

I like Rock ‘n’ Roll

It isn’t Black or White

It is the way so many have connected night after night

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It is easy to forget about the role music played in civil rights issues. When people felt that their voices were ignored in society, they found power in lyrics and poetry. Music became the way to express pain, injustice, hope, and strength.  More than that, music served as a bridge across racial issues. Soul music and Blues took white listeners by surprise by moving them in ways they’d never experienced. This is what Memphis is about: Huey, a young white man, visits Beale street and falls in love with the music he discovers there in a Black nightclub. This musical is about race in the 1950, music, and identity.

Lucky for us, just in time for Black History Month the Walton Arts Center is bringing Memphis  to Fayetteville. Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win two tickets to the show on OPENING NIGHT!

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Comments

  1. OH gracious. I think my fav blues singer is robert johnson. predictable I know, but the man is an urban legend, hell hound on his trail and all.

  2. If I had to choose JUST ONE favorite jazz, blues, or rhythm & soul musician it would be Etta James. Grrrrl pwr!

  3. Tracy Chapman

  4. I *LOVE* the WAC. :D

  5. Would love to see this! Etta James is a great one.

  6. Love the Blog, Jasmine! Great quote….Music became the way to express pain, injustice, hope, and strength. More than that, music served as a bridge across racial issues. <3

  7. Etta James, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Miles Davis, hell my list could go on for days. Huge jazz fan right here!

  8. My favorite? I love me Louis Armstrong and some La Vie En Rose :)

  9. This is super exciting! and i have never seen it!
    So good me luck..
    I love Miles Davis/// No I love Lewis Armstrong ////
    Also love you
    Shell

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