I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the legacy of our AOM than to post this great and informative documentary from filmmaker Gary Keys of course the irony is not lost here in that Duke never celebrated his own birthday which is covered in the film. Enjoy and let us know what you think about the film and perhaps if you are so moved let us know about a tidbit or two that you may have learned from the film that you didn’t already know about Duke.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.