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Singing Sad: The Life of Dorothy Ellis

A Universe of Cultures

2019-07-28 14:00:00 2019-07-28 15:00:00 America/Chicago Singing Sad: The Life of Dorothy Ellis Come out to Norman Public Library West for a performance from Ebony Voices! Norman West

Sunday, July 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-07-28 14:00:00 2019-07-28 15:00:00 America/Chicago Singing Sad: The Life of Dorothy Ellis Come out to Norman Public Library West for a performance from Ebony Voices! Norman West

Norman West

Norman West Cafe

Come out to Norman Public Library West for a performance from Ebony Voices!

Come out to Norman Public Library West for a performance from Ebony Voices honoring the life of Dorothy Ellis!

Dorothy Ellis, better known as Miss Blues was Oklahoma's "Queen of the Blues." Born in Direct, Texas, Miss Blues began singing the Blues at the early age of 6 or 7 years old. She earned her first $2.50 singing her favorite song in a junk joint. From then on she knew that she would be a blues singer. Miss Blues moved to Oklahoma and co-founded the "Rocking Aces" with her husband John Ellis. Her career spanned more than 75 years. She wrote poetry, earned a masters degree, produced several albums, published "Hoecakes and Collard Greens" and sand the Blues!

     Good Morning Blues

     Blues how do you do

     Well I feel alright

     I just came to worry you

Ebony Voices is a storytelling unit of Rhythmically Speaking that incorporates music and womanly style in the telling of stories from the perspective of women. Women who have been birthin' and burpin' and buildin' a bold new body of people as they redefine the boundaries of their time. They deal with a wide array of issues and themes real and imagined, projected in song and story. Ebony Voices specializes in original songs replete with acappella harmonies that plant their stories in the hearts and minds of the audience.

Norman West

mc@pioneerlibrarysystem.org
Phone: 405-701-2644
Branch Manager:
Mike Pierson

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 1:00PM to 6:00PM

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Tue, Sep 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

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