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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.
2/8/2021
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."
Johnny Mathis in the recording studio sings into a microphone.
2/8/2021
Johnny Mathis, with his 60-year performing career, is the world’s best-selling living recording artist and is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 Hits spanning each of the four decades since 1955.
Billie Holiday throws her head back and sings with an entranced expression on her face.
2/8/2021
Billie Holiday didn’t just sing a song, she took possession of it.