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Celebrate Black Music Month

Macy's Department Store in New York City.

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There is always something exciting happening in New York.

Today, June 4 at noon at Macy’s Herald Square, Kid’s Department on 7, Macy’s welcomes Javaka Steptoe, illustrator of the New York Times bestseller, Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow, a Story of Young Jimi Hendrix. Javaka will share his vivid illustrations of Jimi’s story-a boy who always stood out from his surroundings but went on to become one of the most influential figures in music history. Special guest, guitarist Keith “The Captain” Gamble, will play some of Jimi’s greatest hits.

After the reading, kids can create their very own musical instrument. And with any $25.00 purchase from the Kids’ Department, they will receive a FREE signed copy of the book. (Limit one book per customer, while supplies last.)

Grab the kids and go listen to a little music and get some history on a great African American musician. If you grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, you will definitely enjoy this.

June is BLACK MUSIC MONTH, a time to commemorate the contributions of African American musicians, past, present and future.

 

Have fun.

June 4, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , , , | Leave a comment