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Main Street Macon to show King documentary


Special to The Dispatch



Main Street Macon will present a free screening of the Blues Music Award-nominated documentary, "Down in the Woods," Oct. 25. The film, released in 2007, journeys into the world of Noxubee County's renowned bluesman Willie Earl King, a backwoods juke joint musician who lived and breathed the blues every moment of his life until his passing in 2009. 


King was a true innovator of the blues in the tradition of Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker, noted Macon Main Street Manager Joe Shelton. King's music is an exciting, danceable mix of rural blues, soul and boogie, all in his own distinctive style.  


"Bring lawn chairs and meet friends and neighbors at the R & B Grand Events Center, located at 409 S. Jefferson St., on Thursday, at 7 p.m., to celebrate the music and memory of this beloved musician and humanitarian who preached a message of peace, togetherness and social justice for all," Shelton encouraged. 


Main Street Macon was founded in 2002 with the mission of enhancing the quality of life for all the citizens of Noxubee County through economic development, downtown revitalization, historical preservation and cultural enrichment. 


To volunteer, make a donation or become a member of Main Street Macon, stop by the office at the Macon Welcome Center or call 662-574-5680.  


Visit and "Like" the Main Street Macon Facebook page for news and updates.



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