Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Storyteller Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. Will Perform at Several BPL Locations
Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. will be bringing his 20+ years of music, humor, and storytelling to selected Birmingham Public Library (BPL) locations.
Jones was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1956, but grew up in a Southern-influenced household: his father was from West Pointe, Mississippi, and his mother from Conecuh County, Alabama. His grandmother's record collection exposed him to all types of music when he was growing up, especially the blues.
Jones's act combines storytelling, vocals, instrumental music, and artwork to explore the earliest known aspects of African American culture to showcase the music and stories that came before the blues.
For more information on Robert B. Jones, visit his website at http://www.revrobertjones.com/.
Schedule of Appearances
Monday, September 19
Central Library, 10:00 a.m.
North Avondale Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Branch Library, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20
Wylam Branch Library, 10:00 a.m.
Powderly Branch Library, 1:30 p.m.
Avondale Regional Branch Library, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21
Five Points West Regional Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
Titusville Branch Library, 2:15 p.m.
Central Library, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22
Smithfield Branch Library, 10:00 a.m.
Pratt City Branch Library, 12:00 p.m.
North Birmingham Regional Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.
Visit http://www.bplonline.org/locations/ for information on BPL locations.
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