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July 2011www.After5GF.com Page 1
 Year 3 NUMBER 1July 2011
Page 2 www.After5GF.comJuly 2011
July 2011 Volume 3, Issue 1
Music- on the cover 
Big George Jackson Head-lines Blues on the Red /page 3
Portable deserts make out-door entertaining fun / HotDog Recipes / page 4
Kids in sports - the pressureto perform / Make S’moresmemories all summer long /page 5
Movies coming to River Cin-ema 15 in July / pages 6-7
Calendar of Events
July events happening inthe Greater Grand Forksarea / pages 8-9
Fine Arts
NoVAC Arts on the Red Fea-turing: Laura Bleul - Pho-tographer / page 10
Summer Performing Artsperforms three plays inJuly / page 11
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f you’re looking for music you candance to, great food and lots of fun,then the Blues on the Red is just theevent for you this summer.The Blues on the Red is in its fourth yearand will have two more shows before the endof the summer.• July 23: PeatMoss and Big George Jack-son• August 27: Lamont Cranston and AustinJames BandBlues on the Red, the fourth annual mu-sical event, kicked off on June 25th this year.Each time the event is set in Town Square of Downtown Grand Forks.The concerts are full of great music, foodand beer. There’s an on-site beer garden anda barbecue food vending area that can’t bepassed up.The upcoming show on July 23 will fea-ture local artist PeatMoss with Big GeorgeJackson from Minneapolis headlining theevent.George is known around the Twin Citiesas “the authentic big man of the blues” andsings with a distinctive bass-rich voice onlya six-foot, six inch gentle giant could beblessed with. George’s songwriting, in somany ways, honors his family and his up-bringing. George’s lyrics most often speak tohis own personal experiences and oftenhonor his upbringing and family.Georges father, Francis Bernard or “FB”,worked at the Minneapolis Moline for 25years and George’s song “20 Years” is aboutthat.FB once said that George was only threeor four years old when the family got a pianoand after FB got off work, he would just sitand play his harmonica or “bang” on thepiano. George picked up the interest. Annie,George’s mother, remembers George and FBplaying a harmonica duet on the back porchone day when George was about 14 yearsold. That is the day Annie realized thatGeorge had a gift for the music. But, accord-ing to Annie, George didn't get serious aboutwanting to play harmonica professionallyuntil he was in his late teens. Annie saysGeorge is self-taught and he has always hada beautiful voice.Plenty of George’s songs are real storiesabout life and living. For example, FB woulddo rubbish hauling Saturdays and someevenings as a second job. George's song“Rubbish Truck” calls out all the boys’names and that is just how it went too - FBwould be calling them to get up because theboys had to help.Despite being from the North, Georgewas brought up like a “Southern Boy”.George’s mom was from Memphis and hisdad from Mississippi. George’s song,“Southern in My Soul”, speaks of his south-ern rearing in which he drank kool-aid frommason jars just like his relatives that live inthe southern states.George loves playing Blues and says thatthe Blues scene in the Twin Cities and sur-rounding areas, “have musicians who haven'tturned their back on authentic blues and theyplay blues the way it should be played so thespirit of the music comes across.”George went on to say that the bluesmusic came down from heaven perfect andhe thinks it is important to keep playing theblues true.You can catch Big George Jackson onJuly 23 in the Town Square of DowntownGrand Forks as a part of the second of threeBlues on the Red concerts this summer. Theshow will begin with PeatMoss of GrandForks at 6:00 PM with Big George Jacksonto follow.A special thanks to the Great Twin CitiesBlues Music Society and their website,www.gtcbms.org, for the Big George Jack-son content of this story.
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