Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) October 02, 2015
AL.com has partnered with Page and Palette Bookstore in Fairhope, AL to host “From Shame to Fame,” an intimate Q&A with Alabama legend and music mogul Rick Hall. Hall, the co-founder of FAME music studios and author of the new autobiography, “The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame,” will share stories of his experiences in the industry breaking music and racial barriers throughout the state and the nation.
Set on both sides of the bay, the first of two scheduled appearances will take place on Wednesday, November 4 at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center (formerly known as Space 301) in Mobile, AL, starting at 5 pm. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $50. VIP tickets include premium seating and a signed copy of Hall’s book. Copies of “The Man from Muscle Shoals” will be available for purchase at the event. $5 from ticket purchase may be used towards a book purchase. The Alabama Contemporary Art Center is located 301 Conti Street in Mobile.
“After an amazing visit with Rick Hall at our store in May, I just knew we had to get him back to Fairhope with a goal to come together to produce a memorable event for music enthusiasts on both sides of the bay. Rick Hall’s story is a powerful inspiration for so many. This book covers even more music history than the celebrated documentary,” states Karin Wilson, Page & Palette Bookstore.
The following evening, November 5, Page & Palette Bookstore, Fairhope, AL will host a free event with book purchase required to attend the intimate discussion (seating is limited to 100) and secure a signed copy of Hall’s book. Page and Palette is located at 32 S. Section St. Fairhope, AL. The event begins at 5:30 pm.
“Rick Hall has been recognized as a great American treasure of his generation,” says Ed Fields, Director of Events and Community Engagement at AL.com. “These events will be entertaining, inspiring and informative. It’s not every day AL.com readers can invite a friend or young person to experience a living legend in person. We are thankful to our friends at Page and Palette for the opportunity to co-host these events with them.”
About Rick Hall
Rick Hall was born to a family of sharecroppers in Tishomingo County, MS, and was raised in Franklin County, AL. He moved to Rockford, IL, as a teenager and began playing in local bar bands. He went on to become a record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician who is best known as the owner and proprietor of the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. FAME is the oldest studio in the world still operating under the same owner.
Rick won a trustees Grammy Award for lifetime achievement when the documentary Muscle Shoals brought his achievements to the limelight. The documentary was produced by Stephen Badger and directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier. Rick lives in Muscle Shoals, AL.
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About Page & Palette Bookstore
Page and Palette is a third-generation, locally-owned bookstore located in the heart of downtown Fairhope, AL. Since 1968, this local landmark has promoted a love of the written word. It hosts a wide variety of author events, from up-and-coming writers to best-selling celebrities. Page and Palette is known for its strong selection of literary fiction, a great collection of works by local and regional authors, as well as its popular coffee shop, Latte Da. For more information, contact Page and Palette at 251.928.5295 or http://www.pageandpalette.com.