Time Tested Books
and Master Barber & Beauty Shop
are proud to present
HAIRitage: Celebrating the Legacy of the Barber Shop with Art, Poetry and Jazz
Thursday, March 28th, at 7:00pm
Master Barber & Beauty Shop was established in 1952 in Sacramento, CA. The establishment was purchased by Earlie D. and Mary Brown in 1974 and it remains family owned and operated. Not only is Master’s known for styling, shaving and cutting hair, it is also an amazing institution where men, boys and women come to discuss politics, religion, sports and life. Since the late 1990’s, Master Barber & Beauty Shop has become a major cultural art leader that has facilitated, engaged, and presented visual artists, poets, writers, musicians and others. These events have been captured and documented
in a table book and CD.
Visual Artist and Photographer, Gerry GOS” Simpson, teamed up with the Brown Family at the request of Marichal J. Brown, to capture the essence of the barber shop and the events that were being presented. Several premier poets, artists and musicians participated in documenting the amazing cultural art movement that exists in Sacramento.
The Foreword by Emeritus Professor of Art History, Allan M. Gordon, is intense and passionate. HAIRitage includes poems and writings by Dr. Eugene B. Redmond, Geri Hunter , Charles Curtis Blackwell and others, art and quotes by Master Artist Ben Jones, Milton ‘510’ Bowens , Dr. Bill Releford and others, while the CD features music by Steve Gundhi Trio, Anthony Coleman II, Garrett Perkins and others.
For more information about HAIRitage, please contact Master Barber & Beauty Shop: (916)457-8708
This event is FREE and everyone is invited.