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21 May 09 Dallas Library to Host Texas Music Seminar

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The Dallas Public Library is hosting what sounds to be an outstanding free session on Texas Music next weekend.

The Texas Music Mini-Conference will take place at the J. Erik Jonnson branch on Young Street in downtown Dallas, Saturday May 30, from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Twelve sessions will be offered covering a wide range of performers and styles, including Stamps-Baxter and Southern Gospel music, Texas blues, rock bands from the 60s, two noted women in Texas music, the Texas International Pop Festival, jazz in Texas, the Big D Jamboree, and more. Two film screenings will be included in the day: Teen-a-Go-Go and South Dallas Pop.

Among the sessions to be presented are: The Life and Legacy of Bob Wills; Texas Blues; the Big D Jamboree and the Light Crust Doughboys; and Where Do We Go from Here.

This event promises to be filled with history, with an eye to the future.  Call first, because pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the Fine Arts Division of the library at 214-670-1643.

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