|Rhythm Pounders - Male & Female|
The Brooks Museum was built in 1916 through an endowment from Bessie Vance Brooks. The museum is situated within the Overton Park about 15 minutes outside downtown Memphis. Over the last 85 years, the museum expanded three times--1955, 1973, & 1989 to its current 29 galleries, 2 art classroom, a print study, and research library. The Brooks permanent collections range from antiquity to the present on three levels. The rotunda of the 3rd level houses an impressive African Art Collection. The entry level galleries exhibit early American & European works up to the 20c in period rooms displaying visual arts with decorative arts. The lower museum level houses the traveling & special exhibits.
|"Au Pied de la Falaise" |
|"Waterfall #1 Maui" |
|Vince Johnson & Plantation Allstars|
For a street that already rarely sleeps, the IBC kicks it up a notch or a hundred. On this night, the second night of the challenge, 100 blues bands from all over the world come to compete to make it to tomorrow's semi finals, and eventually to the finals on Saturday. A $10 silver plastic bracelet gives you entry for one night into all 11 venues that are hosting the event. A $100 pass takes you through the entire 5 days of the event. We literally dropped our bags and headed off, first to eat at the City Blues Cafe (yes, we did try the BBQ) then off to see musicians from all walks of life play their hearts out. We weaved our ways through a very cold street for over 5 hours, soaking in all the blues one could ask for in Memphis.
|Randy Oxford Band|
|Kerry & Ken, judge asst at Hard Rock|