Thursday, October 27, 2005
After this weekend, Mural Arts Month ends & I get my life back... we're closing with a bang, however, & two big dedications that will be much fun & are also free. Info is below -- hope to see some of you.
Saturday, October 29
Urban Horsemen Mural Dedication
3222 West Montgomery Avenue
2pm - 5pm
This dramatic mural is a tribute to Philly's own urban cowboys, who have had a long tradition of keeping horses in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Horsemen will be there for a mini-parade. There will be a huge outdoor block party/BBQ featuring a DJ, facepainting & pumpkin painting for kids, etc. This should be super fun.
Sunday, October 30
Mural Dedication: Dixie Hummingbirds
851 North 15th Street
2pm - 4pm
Located near the famous Met, this mural pays tribute to the pioneering force behind the modern gospel quartet sound. A pioneering force behind the evolution of the modern gospel quartet sound, the Dixie Hummingbirds are among the longest-lived and most successful groups of their era; renowned for their imaginative arrangements, progressive harmonies and all-around versatility, they earned almost universal recognition as the greatest Southern quartet of their generation, and their influence spread not only over the world of spiritual music but also inspired secular artists ranging from Jackie Wilson to the Temptations.
The 'birds have recently celebrated their 75th Anniversary, and are still going strong. They will perform at the dedication, & all attendees will receive a 2-for-1 voucher for their upcoming concert at the Kimmel Center.