State of the State RI

Guests: Norm Grant and Tom Shaker. Documentarian and film makers, rijazz.com
Host: John Carlevale Time: 30 minutes
The film by Grant and Shaker is more than the story of the Celebrity Club, the first interracial nightclub in New England. It is also a story of the creators’ love of Jazz music and their devotion to telling a great story and recognizing the importance of the Celebrity Club, and the musicians and patrons who found it home. Grant and Shaker talk about Paul Fillipi, the club’s owner and visionary, the Randal Square neighborhood where the club was located; race relation in the 1950’s in Providence; the making of the film from shared memories, memorabilia and much more. A special event is scheduled on October 12th to celebrate and show the film.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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