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Tonight: One Time Screening of "I Am the Blues"

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The orginial men and women who created the art of blues.

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and KEDM Public Radio are hosting a screening of I Am the Blues, a film about the history of blues music in the Delta, especially along the Chitlin' Circuit. The film is tonight on Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at Flying Tiger Brewery, 506 North 2nd Street in Monroe.

The Delta is the birthplace of America's music, and this film honors the original men and women who created the art of blues. Filmed across Louisiana to Mississippi; the film captures the greatest musicians and music across the Delta. America's last generation of Blues Devils in the heart of the south.

The Arts Council partners with KEDM to screen this documentary. The Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series is sponsored by the Flying Tiger Brewery and the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets are $5 for non-Arts Council members.

If you have a band instrument in storage that you would like to donate, you can use that as your "ticket" in as well. The Council is taking up used instruments for "Let's Band Together," a drive that restores old instruments and donates the now-playable instruments to band programs in the Northeast Louisiana area.

The screening of I Am the Blues is Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at Flying Tiger Brewery, 506 North 2nd Street in Monroe. More information about the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is available here.