2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month
Sanford Center, 3243 N. West River Rd
We’ll kick off this great new series with Ken Burns’ 16-hour documentary series, Country Music, one hour at a time! This series chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. More than eight years in the making, the film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon. Filled with memorable musical moments, interviews with more than 80 country music artists, and evocative footage and photographs— many never seen before—it weaves an unforgettable story that is both intimate and sweeping. No one has told the story this way before.
Thurs, March 12 • 1-2 pm *NOTE: New Time*
Roy Acuff, a singer on the Grand Ole Opry, becomes a national star. Despite a divorce between two of its members, the Carter Family carries on, turning out songs that will become classics.
Thurs, March 26 • 1-2 pm *NOTE: New Time*
Nashville slowly becomes Music City and the center of the growing country music industry. Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs transform traditional string band music into something more syncopated: bluegrass.
Join educator Tom Lowrey on the second and fourth Thursday of each month to watch the videos, learn and discuss. Call 633-3700 or book online to register.