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Date: 24 Jul 2005
Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum to open on Festival weekend.
WEST POINT, MISS. --- The Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society of West Point, Mississippi will officially open the new Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 2:00 PM. The Howlin’ Wolf Museum is located at the corner of Westbrook and Mill Streets in downtown West Point. It is a joint project of the West Point Community Foundation and the Blues Society. The grand opening will feature live music by Slick Ballinger and Blind Mississippi Morris celebrating the life and music of Chester Arthur “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett. The event is free and open to the public.
Every year the small northeast Mississippi town of West Point honors their famous blues man with a memorial festival which presents top blues talent and attracts many well known people in the music industry. The new blues museum represents an expansion of the Blues Society’s offerings and will create an added attraction not only for tourists attending the festival but as a year-round destination for fans of Mississippi blues. Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society director Richard Ramsey stated, “We have worked very hard and are pleased to open the museum just before and during the weekend of the 10th annual Blues Festival. We have had a flood of donations by private citizens, the Burnett family, famous musicians, and the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame to prepare as museum exhibits and we are thrilled at the collection of memorabilia. We are very honored to establish this museum in Wolf’s hometown and eager to preserve these treasures and share them with the world.”
To find more information on the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society, the museum, and the annual blues festival, please visit the West Point, Ms. website at www.wpnet.org and view the section dedicated to Howlin’ Wolf!
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The Howlin’ Wolf Blues Society of West Point, Mississippi Inc. is a state chartered non-profit corporation established in 1995. The society may be contacted via email c/o Richard Ramsey email@example.com or by mail at P.O. Box 1334 – West Point, MS. 39773
Hey, sorry about the plug-and-run but I'm trying to get the news out for this organization. If anyone is heading to Mississippi on pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, be sure to check out West Point and hunt up Richard there. Tell him I sent you. ;~) Thanks, Tweed http://tweedsblues.net