Friday, June 10, 2011

'Rare signed sheet music by Duke Ellington' at JUNETEENTH exhibit, Terrace Theater, Long Beach June 19

On June 7, 2011 AfriClassical posted: “Mayme Clayton Library & Museum will exhibit in lobby of Terrace Theater during JUNETEENTH WorldWide Concert.” John Malveaux of provides additional details of the exhibit:

“The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum will exhibit a variety of rare objects, sheet music, photographs, books and works of art chronicling African American History and Culture at The Terrace Theater in Long Beach, CA in conjunction with the Juneteenth Concert Performance by Denyce E. Graves.

"Items slated for exhibition include; rare photographs of African American operatic singer, Marian Anderson. Also on display will be an autographed copy of the first book of poetry written by an individual of African American descent. The book titled, Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral, was written by the enslaved, African American, Phillis Wheatley and was published in London, England in 1773.

"The exhibit will also highlight African American participation in a number of music genres. Rare signed sheet music by Duke Ellington and a variety of other historical artifacts will be on display in celebration of Black Music Month.” [Duke Ellington (1899-1974) is profiled at]

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