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Hollywood All Stars levittshellarchive video #32 Memphis Music Memories
Seeded by levittshell on 16 Mar 2017
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Author: Levitt Shell
Ben Wilson leads the Hollywood All Stars during a Fall Folk Fest sponsored by Save our Shell, Inc in the late 1980s at the Overton Park Shell. The Hollywood All Stars are one of the rare local blues bands in Memphis to be found more often at neighborhood night spots like Wild Bill's Lounge rather than the tourist spots on Beale Street. This historic amphitheater - built by the WPA in 1936 - was fully renovated in 2008 thanks to a generous grant from the Mortimer Levitt Foundation and the renamed Levitt Shell now sponsors 50 free concerts every year devoted to developing community through the performing arts.
Presenter: Levitt Shell