• Sucarnochee Revue to feature “Young Guns”

    Posted: February 10, 2012

    Author: Gena Robbins

    The Sucarnochee Revue presents a night of “Young Guns” entertainment featuring talented young singer Jessica Strenth and local Sumter County favorites, the Edmond Bell Church Choir. The exciting performance will be held on the University of West Alabama Campus in Livingston on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

    The Sucarnochee Revue is a radio and television program featuring musical artists of all genres from the Black Belt region. Taped live in Bibb Graves Auditorium on the UWA campus in Livingston, and at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, Miss., its purpose is to introduce radio listeners in Alabama, the nation, and world to the artistic community of performers in the Black Belt area.

    “We’re on about 55 radio stations across the country and also in Australia,” said White. “It also streams worldwide across the internet, which allows so many people to experience our culture through the music.”

    Mississippi Public Broadcasting currently airs the series during February on Thursday at 7 p.m. Alabama Public Television recently completed shooting a documentary, “Sucarnochee: A Revue of Alabama Music” and also airs the program each Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. and on Thursday at 10:30 p.m.

    “We’re celebrating our culture, that’s what it’s all about,” says White. “We take the best artists from this part of the world, the Black Belt region, and put on the best show we know how. At any rate, it’s more than just the music, it’s about the region. You get a taste of what it’s like to live in this part of the world, and we’ve got something special.”

    For more information on the Sucarnochee Revue, please contact Jack White at (205) 499-9988 or visit www.jackyjack.com. Additional information on the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at UWA is available at www.centerforblackbelt.org, centerforblackbelt@uwa.edu, or by calling (205) 652-3828.
     
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