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Friday, 25 March 2005 00:00
Paramount GIG (Grooves in Grafton)
 
by Angela Mack

A solid core of people have banded together to make Paramount history a key component of the growing Grafton culture.
A revival of interest has taken place in Grafton about the important musical and African American legacy that has contributed to American and even worldwide culture as a whole.

Paramount G.I.G. (Grooves in Grafton) has been formed with the following mission statement:

The mission of the PARAMOUNT G.I.G. (Grooves in Grafton) is to increase education, awareness and preservation of the music recorded and pressed in Grafton, WI by the New York Recording Laboratories and its subsidiaries. We are dedicated to celebrating this part of our cultural heritage through supporting education, diversity, and community while promoting this theme into the culture of Grafton.

Joe's Paramount restaraunt in Grafton is coming along nicely. He recently purchased the old Ozaukee courthouse in the heart of Grafton. It is projected to open sometime in August. You must stop by and take some photos of the historical building and chat with Joe sometime. It will be full of Paramount memorabilia and live music.

The Planning Commission of Grafton has plans in place to weave the Paramount theme into the downtown area.

The Grafton Jaycees and Grafton Blues Association have an incredible festival planned for September 23, 2006 at Grafton's Lime Kiln Park. It will feature great blues music complete with an historical tent with world renown Paramount experts. Alex van der Tuuk from the Netherlands will be there to sign his book, "Paramount's Rise and Fall".

Many more exciting community events will be taking place in the near future. Check back here to keep current on what will be happening.

If you are "passionate about Paramount", please consider attending one of our meetings. For details about our next meeting, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
 
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