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  • Saving Ralph Ellison's record collection from the dumpster

    • Posted Sep 25, 2010 5:51 AM

      Read http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Woog-s-World-Saving-Ralph-Ellison-from-the-671989.php

      There is a connection to Bix. The individual who saved the collection is Bryant Weeks, the actor who Played Bix in "Bix, An Interpretation of A Legend."

      You can attend a lecture by Weeks at the Westport Public Library about the collection.

      Todd Bryant Weeks on Ralph Ellison's Record Collection

      Todd-Bryant-Weeks.jpgThursday, October 7, 2010
      7:30 pm
      McManus Room

      Staples High School graduate and jazz historian Todd Bryant Weeks plays selections and give background on Ralph Ellison's record collection, giving new insights into this literary master. Ellison, who had originally intended to become a classical composer "utilized a multidisciplinary approach and drew on music, photography, and the fine arts as sources of inspiration and cultural pride." Todd Bryant Weeks

      Here is what Weeks looked like in Avati's film.

      [linked image]

      Albert

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