For the past several weeks, as part of The University City Musician Documentary Project created by U. City native Rod Milam, there has been a free display of 21 still photographs that have been taken over the course of the last 18 months of people with roots in the land and public schools of U. City that have gone on to be paid, professional musicians or music professionals on the second floor of the University City Public Library.
The mounting of this show was part of a presenation to the St. Louis area of the progress of the documentary project on September 21, 2012. All of the details of this day can be found by clicking here. And you can listen to an interview of Rod Milam conducted on KMOX by Charlie Brennan on that day. Just click here to listen.
These 21 pictures show recent images of 24 people that were students or teachers in the U. City public schools from as far back as 1955 and as recently as 2002. They represent the 55 people that have been videoed and interviewed so far in 38 different cities for the project and the more than 100 individuals out of more than 200 that have been in front of a still or video camera for this project.
Over the next several weeks, we'll present a more in-depth look into some of the musicians that have been interviewed so far for the project. But right now, you can visit the U. City Public Library and see some of the music talent that has come from the banks of the River Des Peres.
Here are the people that are the subjects of the photo gallery now, and you can click on their names to see versions of the pictures that are currently on display until at least October 21st:
(All Photography by Rod Milam)
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