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America’s Music film and concert series at the library

AmerMusic_Graphic1Starting on Monday, May 13th, Providence Public Library will host America’s Music, an exciting six-week program featuring documentary film screenings, concerts, and discussions about 20th century popular music set in a social and historical context. Created by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music, the series enlightens audiences about unique American genres including blues, gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass, country, rock n’ roll, mambo and hip hop. PPL program coordinator Louise Moulton is thrilled to participate, noting that the program will show how modern music has been influenced by older styles, helping to bridge gaps between generations.

Films will be screened on Mondays from 6-8:15 PM in the auditorium on the third floor, while concerts will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:15 PM in the Grand Hall on the first floor. The program is free to the public, thanks to funding through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.


CONCERTS (look for schedule updates)

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