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Posted on Tue Aug 7, 2018
On September 13, Austin Music will hold a launch party for its first digital public history exhibit. The exhibit covers music in Austin between 1930 and 1950, with a focus on dance bands, jazz orchestras, and Western Swing. In addition to segments on regional musicians, it features segments on important concerts by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Paul Whiteman. The launch party will include a guided tour of the digital exhibit, a discussion of the project as a whole, and talks on music, segregation, and politics in Austin in this period.