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Bravo Network Benefits Delta Blues Education Fund

On Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Bravo Channel will make a $5000 Award to the Delta Blues Education Fund at Mr. Johnnie's classroom in Lambert, Mississippi.

On March 15th, 2000, the award presentation will be from 6-8pm, with performances by Mr. Johnnie's students and graduates, and complimentary southern soul food. Mr. Johnnie's classroom is located at 717 Darby Street, in downtown Lambert.

Bravo received more than 650 applications for its 2000 National Arts Education Awards. The Delta Blues Education Fund was one of four winning organizations, along with the Chicago Children's Choir, the Boys and Girls Club (Easton, PA), and the Keshet Dance Program (Albuquerque, NM).

"Bravo believes arts should be accessible to all. These groups and individuals have successfully battled to ensure that children in their communities have an opportunity to participate in and exposure to the arts, commented Kathleen Dore, President, Bravo Networks. "Their effort and commitment make it possible for children to further develop emotionally and intellectually through involvement in the arts." An independent panel of judges selected the recipients.

More information on the Bravo Channel National Arts Education Award can be seen at website

For more information on the award presentation on March 15th, 2000, please contact Johnnie Billington at (662) 326-5934, or John Ruskey at (662) 627-4070.

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