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Blast from the Past with musician Jerry Iceman Butler

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Title:
Blast from the Past with musician Jerry Iceman Butler
Description:
In this clip, "Blast from the Past" features an excerpt from an early 1970s Say Brother interview with musician Jerry "Iceman" Butler where he talks about the difficulties for new performers to be given air time, especially African American musicians. Overall the program focuses on the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Roxbury, Mass. Host Matthew Goode (education specialist for the Committee of the Massachusetts Department of Education) speaks with Reverend George Thomas (Chairman of the Board for the National Center of Afro-American Artists and Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Committee), Vernon Blackman (Drama Director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Margret Morgan (longtime friend, supporter, and "Honorary Mother" of Lewis's school) to discuss the history of the school, its importance, the community it serves, and the events that will comprise the celebration. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (on the work of the Roxbury Medical Technical Institute), "Information" (on how to purchase safe toys for children), "Blast from the Past" (with an early 1970s Say Brother interview with musician Jerry "Iceman" Butler), "The Word" (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Director:
White, Conrad
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Contributor:
Farrier, Stephen
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
Simons, Fred
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Engineer:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Crane, David
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Boston Art Ensemble
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Engineer:
Balhatchet, Tom
Host:
Goode, Matthew
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
Charette, Bill
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Engineer:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Floyd, Michael
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Engineer:
Thomas, Andrew
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Cross, June
Engineer:
Correia, Dennis
Date:
January 23, 1975
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
>Blackman, Vernon
Thomas, Rev. George
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (Roxbury, Mass.)
Goode, Matthew
Roxbury Technical Medical Institute (Roxbury, Mass.)
African Americans in the performing arts
Butler, Jerry
Lewis, Elma
Morgan, Margret
African American musicians
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_E2F117C781FB4840A4FBE846CD709DEE