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Film: Ken Burns Presents Country Music

America’s favorite cinematic historian Ken Burns presents another sneak peek from his newest series. Discussion follows

Saturday, July 6, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopkins Center 123 Spaulding Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

America’s favorite cinematic historian Ken Burns returns to the Hop with another sneak peek at his upcoming series on this distinctively American art form. The team behind The Civil WarLewis and ClarkThe National Parks and The Dust Bowl now turns to new questions about the history that binds us: “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”

Spanning from Appalachia to Texas, from Nashville to California, this sweeping, multi-episode series is filled with fascinating characters and incredible musical moments from legends such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and many more. Rare footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 artists, explore how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century. Like the music itself, Country Music tells unforgettable stories—stories of the hardships and joys shared by everyday people. No one has told the story this way before. Approx. 2h

Country Music premieres on PBS on September 15, 2019

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