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Sunday, April 19 • 2:15pm - 3:50pm
How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama

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The men that would become the Blind Boys of Alabama, met as children at the Talladega Institute for the Blind, a segregated state-run vocational school.
Buoyed by their local popularity – the boys used to sneak off campus to perform at a nearby military base – and faced with the bleak career choice of
making brooms and mops for a living, the blind youngsters quit school and hit the road. Since the 1930s, the group has been performing around the country
and around the world with their unique sound--the lone survivor of a once popular jubilee quartet singing tradition mixed with a powerful hard-gospel
quartet style. The Blind Boys of Alabama are a national treasure and if you‘ve ever had the opportunity to catch a live performance, you’ll certainly want
to see their entire story told in their own words.

Sunday April 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:50pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

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