Something Unusual

Memphis music highlighted

It’s a double feature of the best kind.

On Nov. 12, the Kalamazoo State Theatre will combine a showing of the 2014 documentary film Take Me to the River, with live performances featuring some of the musicians from the film.

Take Me to the River celebrates the musical influence of Memphis, Tennessee, paying tribute to old-school blues and R&B masters as they work with hip-hop artists of today. After the movie, cast members, including Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, The Hi Rhythm Section and The Stax Academy Alumni Band, will perform.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$33 and available at