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Beer Garden Blues: Prohibition-Era Songs and Stories


Oct 8, 2015

Theo nguồn tin tiếng Anh trên trang mạng của National Archives Foundation

Date: Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In Prohibition-era America, alcoholic beverages were outlawed and speakeasies abounded. What else did people do? They wrote songs about it of course. With titles like “It’s the Smart Little Feller Who Stocked Up His Celler,” “Bye Bye Mr. Dry, You’re All Wet,” and “One Little Drinko—I Go Boom,” Americans composed music to lament and laugh their way through.

On October 8, the National Archives presents a concert of many obscure 1920s-era songs—some not performed for over 85 years—as well as old favorites. The trio Cocktails for Three, with vocalists Doug Bowles, Iyona Blake, and pianist Alex Hassan, present an evening of delightful music rescued from history.

This program is presented in conjunction with “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery. “Spirited Republic” is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of HISTORY, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, The Tasting Panel Magazine, and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.



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