State of The Blues: The Living Legend of the Delta Pays Homage to the Legends of Delta Blues
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The last date listed for State of The Blues: The Living Legends of the Delta was Friday February 12, 2010 / 10:00am - 5:00pm.
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Rub elbows with fellow arts enthusiasts at MUZEO as OC Weekly celebrates its second annual OC People issue with an eclectic mix of Orange County art and culture. As you mingle, you can nosh on tasty bites, sip drink samples and immerse your senses in the performance art and live music taking place all around you. You can even catch a flair bartending contest -- where skilled mixologists perform tricks using bar tools and liquor bottles -- and appearances by top local artists, as voted by OC Weekly readers. Learn More
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Featured review from Deborah B.
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The photographs were fabulous. The exhibit and how they put the show together was very professional and appealing. The museum, itself, is very lovely. The only downside was that it was too pricey. We spent barely an hour there in which we were taking our time and reading everything. Especially, as this is a City sponsored museum, they should offer the show at much less of an entrance fee.
State of the Blues: The Living Legend of the Delta pays homage to the living legends of the Mississippi Delta blues through a series of intimate portraits. Through the luminous photography of Jeff Dunas, State of the Blues is an important exhibition honoring the men and women who have made this art form so powerful. The inspirational tradition of the Delta blues—an African-American musical legacy that has influenced almost all forms of contemporary music—has been preserved in our time by such luminaries as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite, and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.
With universal resonance, the blues makes poetry of sorrow and finds humor and bitter irony in the hardships of life. It tells of loves lost and regained, of the endless struggle to put food on the table, and of the fight for dignity in a world that judges people by the color of their skin. Alongside these portraits, Dunas has documented the landmark jukejoints and byways of the Blues highway, a heritage trail that runs from New Orleans through the Mississippi Delta to Chicago.
State of the Blues is the most comprehensive portrait of this enormously influential art form. A hardcover book and paperback catalog by the same title (1998) published by Aperture Foundation includes photographs by Jeff Dunas, interviews with leading blues performers, a preface by John Lee Hooker, and an introduction by William Ferris.
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The MUZEO also hosts three traveling exhibitions per year which would otherwise not be displayed in the region. Every exhibit is enhanced with special programs, events and activities.