Title: “The Blues” and Bill Sims Jr.
Calendar: College of Arts and Sciences Events
Date: 09.28.2013 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Alys Stephens Center, Reynolds Kirschbaum Hall & Sirote Theatre
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What: "The Blues and Bill Sims Jr.," a documentary film by Martin Scorsese and musical performance by Bill Sims, Jr.
When:Sept. 28, Film at 6:30, Performance at 8:00
Where: Alys Stephens Center, Reynolds Kirschbaum Hall & Sirote Theatre, 1200 10th Avenue South (http://www.uab.edu/map/alys-robinson-stephens-center)
Price: Free
Contact: http://www.uab.edu/civilrights/

The UAB Department of Music will present a free screening of Martin Scorsese’s 2003 blues documentary film at 6:30 p.m. in the Alys Stephens Center Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, followed by a musical performance by American blues musician Sims, with Mark Lavoie on blues harmonica, at 8 p.m. in the ASC Sirote Theatre.

Sims, a guitarist and vocalist, plays a wide range of the blues, both electric and acoustic. A cultural ambassador for the blues, Sims played on the soundtrack of the film “American Gangster” starring Denzel Washington, and was a consultant on the set of “Cadillac Records,” a fictionalized film about Leonard Chess and Chicago’s famed Chess Label. Sims advised how to play in the old Mississippi style of Muddy Waters, and played guitar in some scenes.

Both the film and performance are free and open to the public. See http://www.uab.edu/civilrights and http://www.uab.edu/cas/music.