We visited the
ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE
La Paz County
PARKER LEARNING CENTER
in
Parker, Arizona
where Jim Brouillette interviewed Randy Sparks,
and Dolan Ellis for a broadcast on the local station.

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Jim Brouillette ~~~ Margaret Dewey ~~~~~ Pam Boyd

Jim Brouillette is the Associate Dean for La Paz County Services
Margaret Dewey is the Learning & Student Service Coordinator
Pam Boyd is the Coordinator of Technology

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First Jim, Randy, and Dolan decided what they should talk about.


Dolan Ellis (lower right corner below) is not just an original
performing member of The New Christy Minstrels®
but Dolan has been appointed by each Governor of Arizona
as The Official Balladeer of the State of Arizona
for 46 years now in 2011, and he is the founder of
The Arizona Folklore Preserve

Click here to find out more about
The Arizona Folklore Preserve

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Randy Sparks invented and founded
The New Christy Minstrels® in 1961
and is celebrating 50 years in 2011.
Randy established the
NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS FOUNDATION
for the preservation of Folk Music, and to show
children that music is something more than that
which vibrates your car.

Click here to view our Mission in the
NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS FOUNDATION

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Margaret Dewey is smiling.

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Jim writes down some notes for the interview.

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Pam Boyd, and Randy pose for the camera while Jim is holding
Randy's custom made Signature Martin guitar which has a
guitar guard on it to protect the back of the guitar from
scratches that might be caused by shirt buttons.

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Dolan is tuning his twelve string guitar for the interview.

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Margaret and Dolan.

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Margaret and Randy's one-of-a-kind Signature Martin guitar.

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Time to get into places for the interview.

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Pam puts Dolan's microphone on his shirt.

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Dolan and Randy make Pam crack up laughing!

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Pam explains where the cameras are located.

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Dolan is telling a story.

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Time for Pam to get into the control room and go to work.

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Our special thanks to Jim, Pam, and Margaret
for that fun morning with friends!

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Photos by Becky Jo Benson
©2011 New Christy Minstrels Foundation
All rights reserved.