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Musicians Ivan Griffin & Thomas Dawson (2018)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-09-14

Duration: 00:07:36

Subjects: Arts | Music | Griffin, Ivan | Dawson, Thomas


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Griffin, Ivan Interviewee
  • Dawson, Thomas Interviewee


This segment from the September 14, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of two Louisiana musicians, Ivan Griffin and Thomas Dawson, who recently collaborated on the album, “Finding My Way Back to Me.” Griffin, a native of Slidell, is an opera singer, while Dawson, a native of St. Francisville, is the keyboardist and musical director for the Commodores. They discuss their time at Southern University in Baton Rouge, their careers, and their collaboration. This segment also includes highlights from their performance at Hemingbough in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Host: James Fox-Smith