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Music Legends Nat Reese and Lady D to Perform during BSC’s Celebration of African American Heritage Month, February 23 (w/photos)

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    Friday, February 04 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu
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(Bluefield)—Nationally recognized musicians Nat Reese and Lady D will be featured artists during Bluefield State College’s African American Heritage program, February 23, on the college campus.  The program begins at noon in the Hebert Gallery, Harris-Jefferson Student Center, and is sponsored by the BSC Office of Multicultural Affairs with support from a WV Higher Education Policy Commission Social Justice grant.

Reese was recently inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.  “They call me a blues man and I sing the blues, but I like country music, gospel music, blues, and swing,” the Princeton, WV resident noted.

Lady D has presented numerous programs, portraying blues legend Bessie Smith, an immensely popular blues singer in the 1920s and ‘30s.  Her presentation covers Smith’s most popular songs as well as a theatrical performance of what life was like in the early Twentieth Century.

“This will be an outstanding program,” commented Dr. Sapphire Cureg, BSC’s Director of Multicultural Affairs.  “In addition to the musical talents of Nat Reese and Lady D, there will be storytelling, ethnic foods, and a celebration of the African American Heritage.”