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  • April 23
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  • Shelton

The Hidden History of America’s Favorite Music

Songs like “Camptown Races” and “Turkey in the Straw” are the basis of America’s soundtrack, but there is a troubling side to some of our country’s most recognizable songs. A significant part of our country’s shared musical heritage emerged from 19th century blackface minstrelsy. Minstrelsy was the first uniquely American entertainment, and the first American […]

  • When
  • 2:00 pm, Sunday
    April 23, 2017
  • Where
  • Harstine Island Community Hall
    3371 E Harstine Island Rd N
    Shelton, WA 98584 United States
  • April 23
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  • La Conner

The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts

Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature. During the talk, she shows her work as a writer, her commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her work with painters, photographers, installation artists, […]

  • When
  • 3:00 pm, Sunday
    April 23, 2017
  • Where
  • Museum of Northwest Art
    121 S. First Street
    La Conner, WA 98257 United States
  • April 23
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  • Quincy

The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington

In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as […]

  • When
  • 4:00 pm, Sunday
    April 23, 2017
  • Where
  • Quincy Pioneer Church
    415 F St. S.W.
    Quincy, WA 98848 United States
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