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It was impossible to not tap a foot and clap along to The Blind Boys of Alabama's performance at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Saturday night. The show started off with the crowd cheering when Jimmy Carter, the lead member, responding with, "That is what we call a good welcome." The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel-based group that have performed since 1939, when the original members formed at the Alabama Institute for Negro Deaf and Blind in Talladega. Carter had a mission he said he hoped to, "Say something, sing something, and lift (the audience) up." His short speech had the audience yelling "amen" coming from all areas of MemAud. "I have been waiting years to see them in person," Mary Ann Rosser, a Chauncey, Ohio resident, said. "I was so enthralled by the music and you can tell it's all genuine."

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