WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with Kyla Titus and the Pfister Sisters
WHAT: The 15th annual Bill Russell Lecture
“The Boswell Sisters: Pioneers of American Popular Music”
WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 6 p.m.
WHERE: Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.
French Quarter, New Orleans, La.
HOW: Admission is $10. Seating is limited; for reservations, call (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. At that time, any unclaimed seats will be released to the public. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.
WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection will present the 15th annual Bill Russell Lecture Thursday, April 10, at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. This year’s program, “The Boswell Sisters: Pioneers of American Popular Music,” is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Shout, Sister, Shout! The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans” and will feature a presentation from Kyla Titus, the granddaughter of the trio’s youngest member Vet Boswell. The evening will also include a performance of the Boswell Sisters’ repertoire by New Orleans vocal trio the Pfister Sisters.
Admission for this event is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. At that time, any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.
About the Bill Russell Lecture
The annual Bill Russell Lecture honors the noted jazz historian, born Russell William Wagner (1905–1992), and is dedicated to New Orleans jazz. Russell’s research focused on traditional New Orleans–style jazz and related musical forms such as brass band, ragtime and gospel music. He amassed an extensive collection of memorabilia, including musical instruments, records, piano rolls, sheet music, photographs, books and periodicals. These materials trace the development of jazz in New Orleans and follow the movement of musicians to New York, Chicago, California and beyond.
The William Russell Jazz Collection—permanently housed at the Williams Research Center—encompasses Russell’s research, audiotapes, programs, posters, correspondence, films, business cards, notes, clippings and scrapbooks. The Russell Collection is available to the public at the Williams Research Center, located at 410 Chartres St. and open Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information on this collection, visit the institution, call (504) 523-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information, please visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
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