BLACKS & BLUES AND REJUVENATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Film & Discussion: 7:30pm
The celebration includes:
- Live music from “Sons of Monk”
- A special screening of a film selected by Scott and Doug – Cooley High, a 1975 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film. Preserved by the National Film Registry, the film is an endearingly funny, tender, and authentic portrait of Black teens striving toward a brighter future in 1960’s Chicago. Brought to life by a dynamic ensemble cast and set to a heavenly hit parade of Motown classics, this newly restored classic of Black cinema is cited as an inspiration for John Singleton and Spike Lee.
- The film will be followed by a discussion with Doug and Scott.
1 hr 47 mins | Comedy/Drama/Romance | 1975 | USA | English
Directed by Michael Schultz
About the radio shows
Scott Wallace and Rejuvenation, Fridays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on WRUR-FM
Scott Wallace shares his vast collection of R&B, soul, and funk music every Friday night on Different Radio. With a personal music library of more than 30,000 songs, Scott confesses that there are so many soul tunes out there that he’ll never hit bottom. Scott’s radio career on WRUR began in 1982 when he took a leap of faith that started with reading the news on Sunday mornings. A door opened to host a Friday night show and the rest is history. Rejuvenation provides an introduction to a significant American musical genre and Scott takes listeners on the journey every week.
Doug Curry and Blacks & Blues, Fridays 9 p.m. to Midnight on WRUR-FM
A Harlem native, lifelong blues lover, writer, record collector, historian, poet, and actor Doug Curry is the host of Blacks and Blues. Each week, he highlights the full spectrum of blues music past and present, acoustic and electric, with a perspective that spotlights the history of the people, places, and even the politics behind the recordings. Doug connects the dots between the evolution of the music and larger forces of Black culture from which the music is nurtured. He brings both a scholarly enthusiasm and a hip, confident swagger to each show, delivering the blues with a style all his own.
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