The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant
A Jazz Opera

Music and Lyrics by Steve Jones

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"Forgotten in San Francisco"

About thirty minutes of excerpts from the show Forgotten will be presented at the Western Workers Heritage Festival, at 6:30pm, Saturday, January 15, 2011.

January 14-16, 2011, Local 1781 of the I.A.M., 1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

To learn more, go to the website for the Festival: or call Steve at 301 807-5348 or for more info!


Set in the 1930s, Forgotten tells the story of Lewis Bradford, a minister and radio host with a vision of "labor peace" who goes to work at the yet-to-be organized Ford Motor Company. Author/composer Steve Jones uncovers the mystery surrounding Bradford's death through a sequence of jazz-based songs and the narrative of Bradford's widow, Ella. Dedicated to the thousands of workers who overcame racial divisions, red-baiting, and company thugs to build a union, Forgotten bursts onto the stage in a passionate display of musical virtuosity and good old-fashioned storytelling.

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