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Beyond Boundaries: The Phenomenal Thomas Dorsey and the Song Precious Lord
When: March 6, 2013, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday
Where: Michigan Room Fairlane Center

The University of Michigan-Dearborn will be commemorating the 80th anniversary of the song "Precious Lord" via a keynote presentation featuring musical scholar Dr. Tammy Kernodle. In her presentation, Dr. Kernodle will examine 1) composer Thomas A. Dorsey and his approach to “gospel blues,” 2) the song “Precious Lord” and what it reveals about Dorsey as a businessman and a pioneer in translating gospel music across racial and cultural lines, and 3) Dorsey as a lyricist who articulates a progressive yet personal perspective within the gospel song. Special guests also will include Marion Hayden's Trio, and the UM-Dearborn Voices of Triumph Gospel Choir. A post reception will follow.

Contact E-Mail: willita@umd.umich.edu
Department: EMSL
Category: Celebration, Lecture, Special Event, Presentation, Performance
Audience: All
Submitted: February 20, 2013, 07:08 PM
Submitted by: Letarsha Williams
Approved by: Carol A Varney
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