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2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/24/2021
The Great Indiana Songbook is a celebration of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial, this exhibit highlights the songs, people and places that have helped Indiana carve out a distinct niche in America’s musical landscape.
2/8/2021
Scott Joplin was known as the "King of Ragtime" and is one of the earliest American Black composers.
2/8/2021
The power, range, and flexibility of her voice made Sarah Vaughan, known as "Sassy" or "The Divine One," one of the great singers in jazz.
2/8/2021
More than anyone else, Fats Waller captured the spirit of the Golden Age of Harlem, the 20's and 30's. He was there, part of the scene
2/8/2021
Nina Simone was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works.
Billy Strayhorn plays the piano with a mischievous look.
2/8/2021
Although Billy Strayhorn's work was renowned throughout the musical community, as a background composer and writer, he often did not get the credit he deserved from the public.
Natalie Cole looks over her should with windswept hair and a sly smile.
2/8/2021
Natalie Cole was blessed with superior vocal range, solid phrasing and a workhorse ability to dramatically build a song into a powerful climax.
Dionne Warwick proudly holds her Songbook Hall of Fame award next to Michael Feinstein.
2/8/2021
"Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra... They all said basically the same thing to me at a very tender time of the beginning of my career: 'Be who you are. You cannot be anyone but you.' And I’ve never forgotten that."