Monday, July 8, 2013

Di Anne Price Blues Note Dedication Service - 7/21/2013 3pm - ?

UPDATE: July 20, 2013

The Blues Note Dedication for Di Anne Price will happen on Beale Street, Sunday July 21, at 3 PM at BB King's Blues Club.  The Facebook Event can be found by clicking here.  Immediately following the dedication will be an official reception in BB King's Blues Club hosted by the Memphis Music Commission.  This is where we will be as well.

Mayor Wharton's office has notified that they have received a letter requesting his attendance.

Itta Bena Restaurant (above BB King's Blues Club) is expected to host their own reception following the event where they will unveil a portrait of Di Anne to hang in their restaurant.

This from the Commercial Appeal:
Honors for Di Anne
In March, Memphis pianist Di Anne Price passed away at age 63 after almost literally a lifetime — she started playing in her church at 7 — of thrilling local audiences with her unique takes on blues, jazz, and gospel. Price gets a belated and much-deserved honor when she is inducted into the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame. The free ceremony takes place in front of B.B. King’s Blues Club (143 Beale).


(Update below was 3/18/2013)
Most recent update from Di Anne's Nephew George -

"I am grateful to announce that the Memphis Music Foundation has graciously chosen to honor and celebrate the life and musical contributions of my aunt, Di Anne Price by awarding her a Beale Street Brass Note. The attendance of all who supported, were close to, acquainted with or enjoyed her is greatly encouraged by her family and close friends.

Ceremonies are scheduled to begin Sunday July 21 at 3 PM on Beale Street. More details are forthcoming as they become available.

On behalf of Di Anne's family, we gratefully thank all who took part in putting this event together and all who love and care for her always."


(The following was originally posted 3/18/2013:)
Stay tuned here for updated information about a Life Celebration of Di Anne Price. As we gain details, we will upload them here.  Hope this helps.

As of 3/18/20103, from her Facebook fan page:
For those wondering about a service for our Di Anne...

"Di Anne did not wish for any service proper, but rather for a "celebration of her life and the great times she was able to have with everyone." So it will not be a service proper, per her wishes, but there will be a gathering. We are still finalizing the details, but when arrangements are complete we will keep everyone updated

Photo by Scott Haynes
Our tributes to and celebrations of Di Anne Price:
(They follow; but, here they are in order)

The Sky Is Crying: Di Anne Price, a Memoriam - our memories, links to news stories, and photos galore, including links to video of Muley performing with Di Anne, and a link to a youtube playlist of videos of Di Anne Price.

Di Anne Price and Muley at The Vault (2007) - Video from 2007 that has never been seen before.

Two Caricatures - Di Anne Price - two cartoons of Di Anne drawn while attending some of her performances.

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