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Musical legacy

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Jerry McDowell plays a song on one of his recorders featured at the Mississippi County Historical Society's home as part of a free exhibit on the roots of music.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
National, local exhibits track music's roots

jillb@standard-democrat.com

CHARLESTON - Area residents are already singing the praises of a special exhibit compiled by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and featured through December at the Mississippi County Library.

Described as an interactive exhibit, "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," examines the beginnings of American music and how musical genres including gospel, country and blues, have blended in America.

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