Monday, April 19, 2010

Blind Boys of Alabama April 24 South Florida Concert - Very Special Ticket Offer

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Live Arts Florida is extending a very special offer to Jazz Blues Florida readers for tickets to see the 5 time Grammy award winning Gospel group,

Buy 1 ticket, get 2nd ticket
FREE (venue charges additional)
by calling 954-602-4500 NOW and asking for the JazzBluesFlorida Special!

Since 1939, Gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama have sung a fervent blend of traditional and contemporary Gospel music. Much has changed during these seven prolific decades. Stylistic phases have waxed and waned; personnel has come and gone. 78 R.P.M. records have given way to LPs, followed by eight-track tapes, cassettes, and CDs. The Blind Boy's audience--once rigidly segregated and confined to traditional Gospel venues-- now reflects the group's eclectic, global following, while their repertoire has expanded to embrace secular songs with a strongly spiritual message. Such wide acceptance is also evidenced by five(5) Grammy Awards, an honor that didn't exist when the Blind Boys started out. Even so, the Blind Boys' lengthy saga remains a steadfast testament to constancy. Singer Jimmy Carter, who was there when the group was first formed, leads the band today with the firm conviction, joyous commitment, and gravitas the befit an elder statesman. The band will appear Saturday, April 24th at the Miramar Cultural Center. Please call 954-602-4500 for information

Winners of 5 GRAMMY Awards (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009)

Honored with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)

Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductees (2003)

Winners of 4 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (2003, 2006, 2 Awards in 2009)

3 U.S. Presidential Administrations have invited The Blind Boys to the White House:
President Clinton in 1994, President Bush in 2002 and President Obama in 2010.

Featured performance on the 2005 GRAMMY telecast with Mavis Staples, Kanye West and John Legend. Other on stage and recording collaborations include work with Prince, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Allen Toussaint, Ben Harper and many more.

Featured appearances on 60 Minutes, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show, CBS Saturday Morning and Austin City Limits.
The Blind Boys of Alabama
8:00pm, Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

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