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Louie Bluie

Louie Bluie (The Criterion Collection)

Some music fans adore 1930's jazz, country, and blues music above any other era. It may seem strange to imagine this, but there is a cult following for this music and the men and women who made it. Director Terry Zwigoff (who later helmed the outstanding documentary profiling  cartoonist Robert Crumb - "Crumb") managed to find a few living legends from 1930's music. He coaxes them to tell some tales and perform some of their classic tunes for the camera. Chief among these elderly musicians is the irrepressible Howard Armstrong, nickname "Louie Bluie". He is an awesome mandolinist and fiddler. His skills are evident throughout this hour-long feature. This is one best movies I've ever seen about musicians and music-making. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with these musicians. They are characters, every one of them.

Be warned though: these guys are blues musicians, and as such their dialogue does get "blue". At times the subject matter veers into adult territory.

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June 1st Recital -- Details & Directions

The student recital will be held Saturday, June 1st in the CSUEB Music Building in room 1055.
For a CSUEB campus map, follow this link (the Music Building is the donut-shaped building on the left of the map, abbreviated as "MB").
**Weekend parking at CSUEB is free
There will be 2 groups of performers: - Group 1 starts at 2:30pm - Group 2 starts at 4:00pm
Each student will know ahead of time which group they are a part of.
Performers:  - please arrive 20-30 minutes early  - dress code: nice casual; no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes
 - performers with long hair: plan to wear your hair up or pulled back
For a Google Map of the CSUEB Hayward Hills Campus, follow this link For detailed driving directions to CSUEB from anywhere in the bay area, follow this link
No tickets required for this event -- all are welcome.
Still have questions? Email me at jessemicek@yahoo.com