February is Black History Month. As part of the celebration of a history being uncovered and revealed, there is a special afternoon planned at Bonnie Brennan School. Tommy Dukes and the Tommy Dukes Blues Band will be there, Mary Alice and Brenda Hayes will sing and the youth choir, "God's Gift" will perform for the first time. Rev. William Clark from the Baptist church will give a reading and a blessing.
It all begins at 1:15 and the public is invited to join students, staff and parents from Bonnie Brennan. Rita Dunnigan is organizing this and she extends thanks to Principal Paul Landis for hosting this event.
Tommy Dukes is bringing videos of some major musical moments in Winslow to share. Dukes is a walking history of music in Winslow and is being urged to put what he knows on tape to preserve as a part of the city's history. He has state and national awards for his music and is one of the people in the southwest who keeps the blues tradition alive.
God's Gift is a new, ecumenical youth choir that is bringing teenagers together in song and spirit. This will be their debut performance, but the people who have been at their rehearsals say they are really special.
Mary Alice and Brenda Hayes bring wonderful voices and special charm to every event they attend.
Visitors to Bonnie Brennan will be seated on the bleachers in the multi-purpose room and will have a great view of the performances.