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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit "New Harmonies" @ W. Jordan City Hall (Sponsored by UHC: Nov 13 - Jan 21, 2011)

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit in West Jordan (13 November 2010 to 21 January 2011)
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music
Schorr Gallery, West Jordan City Hall, 8000 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah
Monday through Thursday, 12pm – 5pm or by special appointment
Contact: Linda Dalley, West Jordan Historical Society, 801-255-3116 or linda_dalley@yahoo.com

The Utah Humanities Council and the West Jordan Historical Society present New Harmonies, a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that examines the cultural significance of American roots music and the way in which it has shaped American society. America's music is the story of people in a New World, places they have left behind, and ideas they have brought with them. It is the story of people who were already here, but whose world is remade. The distinct cultural identities of all of these people are carried in song—both sacred and secular. Their music tracks the unique history of many peoples reshaping each other into one incredibly diverse and complex people—Americans. Their music is the roots of American music. Free and open to the public. New Harmonies is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Utah Humanities Council. For more information, see http://www.utahhumanities.org/newharmonies.htm

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