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AACM Celebrates 55 Years with the World Premiere of “Black Stars and the Lawless Ones”

October 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an agent for change. The AACM is celebrating their 55th anniversary this year, and is finding ways to perform and share their art despite pandemic-related restrictions. On October 31st at 1:30 p.m. Central Time and again at 7:30 p.m. Central Time, the AACM will premiere, on Eventbrite via their Facebook page, special music as part of a visual presentation titled ‘Black Stars and the Lawless Ones.’ The project’s aim is to shine a spotlight on Black lawmen and outlaws of the Old West. The music will be part of a 30-minute commemorative film by noted filmmaker Jonathan Woods. The project features stunning visual offerings enhanced by text from AACM percussionist and award-winning Old West author Art Burton, creator of such books as Black Gun and Silver Star, and incorporates animation, historic photos, text montages, and other elements that will be a part of a virtual anniversary celebration and fundraising event. Funds raised through this event will support the mission and vision of AACM ensuring it continues to thrive for decades to come.

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