Atlanta Public Library/Museum
Announce Live Streaming Event with Musician Chris Vallillo
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[June 29, 2020]
The Atlanta Public Library and Museum are thrilled to welcome back
Award-winning musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo for a live
streamed performance at 7:00PM on Friday, July 10, 2020. Chris has
appeared twice to great acclaim in the Libraryís Loft at Union Hall,
and this concert offers a timely look at music of the Civil Rights
Movement. Sponsored by Illinois Humanities through its Road Scholars
program, the event will be accessible on the Libraryís website -
www.atlantapld.org or on the
Atlanta Public Library and Museum Facebook page.
DINNER IS SERVED!
While the COVID-19 outbreak has prohibited the Library from offering
its regular dinner programs at the Palms Grill, we are pleased to
announce that The Grill will be providing its famous fried chicken
dinner (with mashed potatoes and green beans) for pick-up to enjoy
while watching Chrisís performance in the comfort of home.
Just call the Palms Grill at 217-648-2233 or 217-648-5077 by
Wednesday, July 8 to place an order. Dinners may be picked up at
the Grill beginning at 5:30PM on July 10.
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The Civil Rights Movement has been described as one of the greatest singing
movements this country has experienced. From We Shall Overcome to This Little
Light of Mine, music played a vital role in that historic struggle both as an
inspirational rallying point and as a way to spread the message of equality and
justice. The live-streamed event features pivotal songs from the music that
inspired and sustained this landmark movement. Intermixed with the music,
Vallillo also will share first-hand accounts and historic images of the historic
struggle and discusses the impact of music on our nationís most important social
For more information, contact the Library at 217-648-2112. Check our Facebook
page and website for further updates.