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Museum of the Albemarle selected to host this traveling Smithsonian exhibit
(Elizabeth City, NC, June 3, 2010) – The Museum of the Albemarle will dig deep into the origins of bluegrass, gospel, blues music and more when it hosts a local showing of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, June 19 through August 1 in Elizabeth City, NC.
New Harmonies is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaborative effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Telling the American musical story through photographs, recordings, instruments, lyrics and artist profiles, the exhibition will explore the distinct progression of American roots music—sounds that are native to the United States or were inspired from foreign cultures. [read more]