Angie Mack Reilly and Paramount Records History

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“When a record collector from Oregon visited Grafton in 2002 looking for remnants of Paramount, it triggered a reawakening. Upon learning that the pioneering recording studio and record pressing plant had operated on the street where she lives, resident Angela Mack, 37, launched a website, www.paramountshome.org, and a campaign to publicize the fact that blues legends, including Charley Patton, “Son” House, Louise Johnson and Skip James, once had recorded in her hometown.

Energized, Grafton officials—who had been seeking a suitable redevelopment theme for several years—began working to incorporate a musical design in the downtown plaza. Now a Walk of Fame resembling a giant keyboard adorns the new Paramount Plaza, with names of noted Paramount artists to be etched annually into its 44 black, 7-foot-long keys.”  American Profile Magazine 

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In 2005, Angie Mack Reilly pitched a story idea to the producers of PBS History Detectives.  During that time, they only choose less than 2% of their story submissions to pursue.  The result was this segment, “Lost Musical Treasure” which aired nationwide in 2006. Here is Part 1 of a 2 part series.   The combined segments have reached over 40,000 views on YouTube alone.

Angie Spearheaded Efforts to Make Sure that Paramount Records History Was Embraced

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Embracing The Legacy Of The Blues / From the South To The North by Michael “Hawkeye” Herman Part 2. Grafton, WI and Paramount Records originally published in the international BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE in 2006

 

Angie assists playwright Kevin Ramsey in the creation of the musical “Grafton City Blues” which premiered at the Milwaukee Rep

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“Singing the Grafton Blues” by Bobby Tanzilo

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“On the trail of bluesman Blind Blake in Milwaukee” by Angela Mack Reilly published on onmilwaukee.com

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Paramount Records

By Karl Christenson
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:20pm
Monday, September 26, 2016, 4:15pm

RADIO SEGMENT with Amanda Petrusich  

http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/amanda-petrusich
Amanda Petrusich, American music journalist and author from New York

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“Paramount Sings The Blues”  in Exclusively Yours Magazine

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Some Ozaukee Press articles about Paramount Records

Ozaukee Talent’s founder, Angie Mack Reilly, has established a great worldwide network of people and press affiliated with the arts and entertainment industries.  Ozaukee Talent is headquartered in Grafton, WI.
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AMERICAN PROFILE Magazine Article

WOMEN AS VISIONARIES

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ANGIE’S ROLE IN THE RESHAPING OF GRAFTON

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88.9 RADIO MILWAUKEE Interview

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Guided Paramount Walking Tours with Paramount Records Educator and Musician Angie Mack Reilly EMAIL angie@ozaukeetalent.com