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P R E S S  K I T  2008
The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival History <ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival   began in 2000, the same year that An...
About Annie Blackburn   March 24, 1904 – December 30, 1995 <ul><li>For over 90 years, Annie Blackburn, was a woman who con...
Annie Blackburn Arts Festival   Facts <ul><li>The  Annie Blackburn Arts Festival  is a multi-day festival that offers inst...
Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Previous Event   Photos
Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Grand Marshals 2008 <ul><li>Cedric Pendleton   </li></ul><ul><li>Actor – Television and Film...
The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Press Clippings
The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Press Clippings cont…
The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Sponsors 2008
The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Contact <ul><li>Address:  PO Box 3673 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Florence, AL 356...
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  1. 1. P R E S S K I T 2008
  2. 2. The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival History <ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival began in 2000, the same year that Annie Blackburn would have been 100 years old, for a few seeking instruction in acting. Since then those classes have been expanded to include the areas of visual arts, dance, modeling and acting. Set in one of America’s Top Ten Place for Retirement, Florence, AL, T he Annie Blackburn Arts Festival brings professionals from Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta to instruct participants in their respective disciplines. Organized in partnership with the City of Florence, AL, the festival honors longtime and respected Florence resident, Annie Blackburn and is designed to “inspire the nation to honor creativity.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Annie Blackburn March 24, 1904 – December 30, 1995 <ul><li>For over 90 years, Annie Blackburn, was a woman who consistently encouraged others to give of themselves, their resources and their time. Blind for most of her life, Annie Blackburn encouraged all to dream beyond their limits while pursuing the desires of their hearts. Her spirit, drive to succeed and enthusiasm for life inspired an entire community. Annie Blackburn died December 30, 1995 at the age of 91. This year marks what would have been her 104 year. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Facts <ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival is a multi-day festival that offers instruction in the areas of visual arts, dance, modeling and acting. </li></ul><ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival is named for longtime and respected Florence resident Annie Blackburn </li></ul><ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival takes place in Florence, AL, July 2-5, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival is supported by the Residents and Business Community of Florence, AL </li></ul><ul><li>The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival theme for 2008 is “Inspiring a Nation to Honor Creativity.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Previous Event Photos
  6. 6. Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Grand Marshals 2008 <ul><li>Cedric Pendleton </li></ul><ul><li>Actor – Television and Film </li></ul><ul><li>Cedric Pendleton is an accomplished film and </li></ul><ul><li>television actor whose credits include The House </li></ul><ul><li>of Payne, The Shield, NYPD, This is not a Fairy Tale and </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Catch (2002). A native of Florence, AL Cedric’ </li></ul><ul><li>was awarded a 2008 NAACP Image Award. </li></ul>Michi Pendleton Artist - Visual Michi Pendleton is a gifted visual artists whose works have been featured by The High Museum of Art, The National Black Arts Festival and more. He has been commissioned for several projects including Music Midtown, The Toyota Motor Corporation and The Coca-Cola Company. Michi is a native of Florence, AL.
  7. 7. The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Press Clippings
  8. 8. The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Press Clippings cont…
  9. 9. The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Sponsors 2008
  10. 10. The Annie Blackburn Arts Festival Contact <ul><li>Address: PO Box 3673 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Florence, AL 35630 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Phone: 256.648.1861 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.abfestival.googlepages.com </li></ul><ul><li>Festival Contact: Cedric Pendleton </li></ul><ul><li>E: 256.648.1861 </li></ul><ul><li>P: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Media Contact: Jurena Cantrell </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>P: 678.789.5824 </li></ul>

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