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"Ralph Ellison Understood Through Charlie Christian"

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Lawton, Ok_Jazz and history will combine on one stage in a theatrical performance entitled, "Ralph Ellison understood through Charlie Christian."

Ellison and Christian are Oklahoma natives who went on to become international icons.  Ellison for his many novels, including "Invisible Man", considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century.  Christian, a pioneer on the electric guitar, is best known for introducing the single string solo.  

The performance is free and will be held in the Lawton City Hall auditorium.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by a pre-performance discussion with Dr. John Rhea at 6:30 p.m.  The show starts at 7:00 p.m.

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