The Shreveport Regional Arts Council continues their monthly series event Saturday with a tribute to Stan "The Record Man" Lewis, a Shreveport record producer.
Lewis will be honored at the free event through music, interviews, art and a peek at the local music mogul's personal memorabilia collection.
"Stan was very important in the community, and not just the community but he was very important in the world," says Vickie Marshall, SRAC community development director. "He had three record labels, operated right out of Shreveport."
His label eventually came to be called Jewel-Paula-Ronn Records.
He recorded many artists, including local guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. He also worked with Willie Dickson, Buddy Guy and B. B. King.
"He was very significant in the world as far as Gospel music and producing Gospel artists including C. L. Franklin which is Aretha Franklin's father," Marshall says. "Also Yolanda Adams, a lot of people didn't know that but her first song, 'Liberty,' was put out on one of Stan's record labels."
The event kicks off at noon with a live performance by local artist Princess Monro, and continues into the night. There will be artist booths, food trucks, local artists and a memorabilia room/art space featuring more than 60 years of work and photos from Lewis's own collection.
Donnie Ray, Buddy Flett and Betty Lewis and the Executives will also give live performances. Stan Lewis will share about his experience along with some deejays from the past.
Another artist hitting the stage will include Brady L. Blade Sr. & The Hallelujah train featuring drummer Bryan Blade. The evening will close out with southern soul from artists like Ernie Johnson, Vickie Baker, Carl Sims and Bobby Rush.
The "Unscene" series is held at the 700 block of Texas Street and is open to the public.
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