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BLACKS & BLUES & REJUVENATION 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join WRUR on Saturday, January 28 at The Little Theatre as we celebrate 40 years of Rejuvenation with Scott Wallace and Blacks & Blues with Doug Curry. For decades, Scott and Doug have brought the best in R&B, soul, and blues music to the airwaves. Their shows are Friday night staples on Different Radio and huge fan favorites!

The celebration includes:

  • Live music from “Sons of Monk”
  • A special screening of a film selected by Scott and Doug – Cooley High, a 1975 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film. Preserved by the National Film Registry, the film is an endearingly funny, tender, and authentic portrait of Black teens striving toward a brighter future in 1960’s Chicago. Brought to life by a dynamic ensemble cast and set to a heavenly hit parade of Motown classics, this newly restored classic of Black cinema is cited as an inspiration for John Singleton and Spike Lee.
  • The film will be followed by a discussion with Doug and Scott.

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  • Fridays, 9 p.m. to Midnight A Harlem native, lifelong blues lover, writer, record collector, historian, poet, and actor Doug Curry is the host of Blacks and Blues. Each week, he highlights the full spectrum of blues music past and present, acoustic and electric, with a perspective that spotlights the history of the people, places, and even the politics behind the recordings. Doug connects the dots between the evolution of the music and larger forces of Black culture from which the music is nurtured. He brings both a scholarly enthusiasm and a hip, confident swagger to each show, delivering the blues with a style all his own.