America's Blues JAN 16 2016
A movie premiere, a panel discussion and a lot of great food!
Almost 300 people showed up for the mini Blues and the Spirit Symposium at Dominican University, River Forest, which featured the movie premiere of America's Blues, a panel discussion and awards ceremony. The reception that immediately followed featured music by Carl "CC" Copeland and Rodney Brown. There also was an after-party at Rosa's, where revelers were treated to performances by Corey Harris and the Jimmy Burns Band.
Panel Participants (l-r): Musician Corey Harris; Francesca T. Royster, Professor of English and Chair of the English Department, DePaul University; Musician Theo Huff; Barry Dolins, former Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Special Events in Chicago and a current adjunct professor at Dominican University; Songwriter/Producer/Promoter/Manager Bob Jones, owner of Big Times Blues, SDEG Entertainment Group; and Wittenberg University Professor Julius Bailey