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'Bayou Maharajah' screening to be at Pass Christian Library

'Bayou Maharajah' covers the life of piano legend James Booker of New Orleans.
'Bayou Maharajah' covers the life of piano legend James Booker of New Orleans.

A premiere screening of the documentary "Bayou Maharajah," which explores the life and music of piano legend James Booker of New Orleans, will be held at 7 p.m. April 26 in the conference room of the Pass Christian Public Library.

The film traces Booker's life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career. The film features interviews with Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage.

This movie is rated PG-13 for mature subject matter and material.

The Friends of the Pass Christian Library are sponsors of the free screening. Attendees are welcome to bring refreshments. The library is at 111 Hiern Ave.

If you plan to attend, please call the library at 452-4596 or send an email to passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

-- Sun Herald

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