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PAS Tribute to Blind Boone Opens Smithsonian Exhibit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Sept. 30, 2009) – UCM ’s Performing Arts Series presents acclaimed pianist John Davis in “John Davis Plays Blind Boone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in UCM’s Hendricks Hall.

John Davis
John Davis

Blind Boone and the Music of the American South

Davis will offer imaginative presentations of the life and music of Warrensburg native John William “Blind” Boone through a program of music that has its origins in the African American music of the Deep South.

Born in Missouri in 1864, Boone was educated at the St. Louis School for the Blind and later performed nationwide.

Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Warrensburg

Davis’ performance opens the Smithsonian exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” which opens Oct. 3 and runs though Nov. 6 at the Johnson County Historical Society Museum in Warrensburg.

Tickets Remain Available

Tickets remain available for the Davis’ performance by contacting the Performing Arts Series box office in Administration 100, by calling 660-543-8888, or online at

Learn More About It

For more information about the Smithsonian exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” contact the Johnson County  Historical Society at 660-747-6480, or visit the museum and Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library at 302 North Main St. in Warrensburg.