Black History Month

RISHM presents "Bonnie Blue: James Cotton's Life in the Blues"

By Charles Roberts, February 17, 2023

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For Black History Month, the RI Slave History Medallions presents the award-winning documentary film “Bonnie Blue: James Cotton’s Life in the Blues” on Sunday, February 26, 7PM at the Casino Theatre, 10 Freebody St., Newport.

Cotton, a virtuoso harmonica player, who brought the blues to worldwide prominence has been screened internationally and co-produced by James Montgomery. A live performance follows the film by the James Montgomery Blues Band with special guests Beehive Queen, Christine Ohlman and singer Kara McKee from The Voice.

A look back at our “Bonnie Blue” movie showing & live concert in gallery.

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