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Volume 25, Number 4 — April 2018

Arts Calendar

Photography of Cecil Sharp at Birthplace museum
The Appalachian photographs taken by Cecil Sharp as he collected songs from the region are the focus of a new special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Photography of Cecil Sharp at Birthplace museum

Date(s):  March 26 - May 31, 2018
Venue: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, VA 24201
423.573.1927
www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/

ONGOING: “The Appalachian Photographs of Cecil Sharp, 1916 to 1918” is on exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, Va. English ballad collector Sharp traveled the Appalachian region to document variants of ballad songs and photographed some of the singers who shared their music. The special exhibit highlights 26 rare photographs that offer a window into the lives of Appalachian people of the period.

April 6 at 7 p.m., in the museum’s Performance Theater a talk by Donald Hughes, exhibit curator and performance by Donna Ray Norton is held. The talk is entitled “Strong Mountain Women: How Ballads Power People — Songs and Stories from the Appalachian Collections of Cecil Sharp, Maud Karpeles, and Olive Dame Campbell.” Norton is one of the artists on the 2017 Grammy-nominated recording“Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition.” $5 for the lecture. 423-573-1927, www.birthplaceofcountrymusicmuseum.org


Topics: Art, Exhibits

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