The highways and byways of American music will be explored in the months ahead at the
As previously reported in a Sound Check post, the Newport News Main Street Library will host a series of film screenings and performances called "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway." The free programs begin Feb. 5.
This week, the library announced details of the series. Here's the schedule:
Feb. 5 -- The Blues and Gospel Music featuring “
Feb. 19 -- Tin Pan Alley and Broadway featuring "Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2" (2004) and live performance by the Menchville High School Show Choir
March 12 -- Swing Jazz featuring
March 26 -- Bluegrass and Country Music featuring "High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass" (1994) and live performance by the Kountry Kickers Clogging Team
April 2 -- Rock featuring "The History of Rock n' Roll: Episode 6" (1995) and live performance by the
April 23 -- From Mambo to Hip Hop featuring "From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale" (2006) and "Latin Music, USA: Episode One" (2009) and live performance by the Latin Jazz Conspiracy
Sessions run 6:30-8:30 p.m. Host for the series is Kelly Rossum, a trumpet player and director of jazz studies at
Read more about the series at the library's website.