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ACTU presents Americana folk music Sunday

Arts for the Community at Thomas University will present the program “Americana: Folk Music” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom of Smith-Bonvillian Hall on the Thomas University Main Campus. The program will feature singers and songwriters Hananel Mavity Jackson, Frank Lindamood and TU Social Work professor Bill Milford. 

“Our season this year is featuring a wider range of music,” stated series coordinator Karl Barton. “The focus on folk music and storytelling for this concert will bring a different twist on the Americana theme that we do each November.”

Hananel Mavity Jackson has been acting and singing for the majority of her life. She is a recording artist with Gatorbone Records and a member of staff at Thomasville Center for the Arts, where she teaches Theatre Arts and manages Youth Arts Education. Hananel is Artistic Director of Red Hills Players and an active member of the music and theatre community in the Red Hills Region.

Frank Lindamood is a storyteller whose bag of tricks includes a banjo and a steel guitar.  His stories are songs delivered with a rich and mesmerizing voice, and are as deep and dark as the Sopchoppy woods of North Florida where he makes his home. Lindamood’s songs include Appalachian and Celtic ballads, jigs, and reels, and originals that are so authentic they are often mistaken for traditional tunes.

Bill Milford serves as the chair of the Division of Social Work at Thomas University. Milford has been playing the guitar since age 10 and performing professionally as a folk musician since his early 20s. During his 20s, Milford traveled around the country and performed full-time as a musician at coffeehouses and conferences, especially youth conferences.

“Hananel commented on how much she enjoys the new auditorium on campus,” Barton continued. “I hope that lots of people will come out to enjoy the folk tales and music this Sunday.”

The concert is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 per person. A reception will follow the performance. For additional information, visit, call 229-227-6964 or e-mail​


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