The Terrazas Branch is hosting a series of music documentaries, titled “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.” While we’re learning about the national history of pop music, we’ll be paying homage to local musicians with an exhibit of photographs from the Austin History Center, titled “Austin Music Originals.” The collection of 19 photos spreads from the main public area into the Meeting Room, where the series of music documentaries will be shown. Musicians playing a variety of instruments, from various times in Austin's history, are included.
Join us for the reception to officially open the exhibit this Saturday, March 23, at the Terrazas Branch from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Grace McEvoy, Austin History Center Photographer, will be there to talk about the photos and the people in them.
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. America’s Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.”
*Pictured at left (from L to R): Teddy Wilson (jazz pianist), A.O. Patterson (band director), and Kenny Dorham at the Longhorn Jazz Festival, 1966. (photo credit: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library PICA 29971-a)