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2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month, 2:00–3:00pm 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. Join educator Tom Lowrey on the second and fourth Thursday of each month to watch the videos, learn and discuss. Call 633-3700 to register.

“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933) Part 1, Thursday, January 23, 2:00–3:00pm

Explore the history of country music, from its deep roots in ballads, fiddle and banjo tunes, church music, and the blues, to the beginnings of its mainstream popularity.