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Gerri Oliver Speaks on WBEZ radio show on January 5, 2001 - Palm Tavern: Richard Steele talks with Gerri Oliver, owner of Gerri's Palm Tavern about her life at this Southside institution.

"Miss Red Beans and Rice" October 1959 article from Musically Speaking about Gerri Oliver

"Traveling the Blues Highway" April 1999 National Geographic Magazine

See Full "Traveling" Article at: http://www.ngtraveler.com/ngm/9904/fngm/index.html

"Bronzeville: A struggle for identity " October 18, 2001, Daily Northwestern

"Bar Fight" May 29, 2001 Washington Post - Chicago Says Last Call, but the Palm Tavern's Owner Is Good for Another Round"

"Last Stand on 47th Street" May 21-27, 2001 Chicago StreetWise - "Gerri's Palm Tavern Fights for Its Life"

"Historic Bar's Future Up for Grabs" May 18, 2001 Chicago CityTalk

"On the Beat" March 2001, by Jason Koransky, Down Beat Magazine - Cover Picture shows Von Freeman and Johnny Griffin at Palm Tavern

"Whose Blues Will They Choose?" Chicago Reader, Front Page Article, December 1, 2000

"Palm Holds Both History And Her Story" February 18, 2001 Chicago Tribune

"Can Bronzeville Reclaim Its Soul?" May 21, 2000 Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine

"Heading for Sweet Home Chicago" May 20, 2000 The Times, London, England

" 'RED HOT' -- AGAIN: Blues Musical Brings New Life to Storied South Side Saloon" Chicago Tribune, February 23, 1999

LIVING 'THE BLUES' Fernando Jones' Play Rolls on at GERRI'S PALM TAVERN, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 8, 2001.

Application for Landmark Status in 2000, selected sections explaining history of Palm Tavern

"Old 47th Street Tavern Keeper of Black History," Chicago Sun-Times, March 24, 1996, Columnist, Mary A. Mitchell

Various Articles mentioning Gerri Oliver over the years

Le Village - Les clubs de blues de Chicago - Website in France that lists the Palm Tavern