Tuscaloosa, AL- July  23, 2014– Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa is excited to announce a six week community program with the Alabama Blues Project, “Blues on Pointe.” The Alabama Blues Project began in 1995 with a mission to educate the public about the importance of our wonderful Alabama Blues heritage.  They have agreed to come and provide a weekly program to educate and entertain our Morning Pointe residents and the greater Tuscaloosa community about the blues in Alabama. For six weeks starting on August 8th, classes will take place every Friday morning from 11 a.m. until noon. This interactive class will give residents the opportunity to learn how to sing and play a little blues in addition to learning all about Alabama’s musical history.   At the end of the course, we will get to share everything we learned with family and friends during our “Magic of Music” Talent Show on September 12th. The instructor for this course will be B. J. Reed, a native of Vienna, Alabama, who joined the Alabama Blues Project in 2007 as a vocal instructor for after school blues camp.   She won the West Alabama Female Vocalist of the Year award in 1990, 1993, and 1998. In 1991 she was offered her first professional contract after a competition at the prestigious Apollo Theater in Harlem.