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Florida Soul Music Heritage

Event Date:

February 28 @ 6:00 pm

Venue:

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Organizer:

Holly Shaffer
239-344-7419
mcosden@edisonfordwinterestates.org

Program Description:

Though we usuallly thinnk of Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans, Florida has a rich soul history that’s gone largely unnoticed. Florida Soul author John Capouya chronicles the heritage of soul music in Florida, from Ray Charles’s earliest recordings in the1940s through KC & the Sunshine Band’s explosive hits of the late 1970s.

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Exhibitions

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

Nov. 13, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, FL

This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna.

On the Steps of History: Florida’s Inaugurations

Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Tallahassee, FL

This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.

Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida's Cattle Culture

Dec 11, 2018 – Apr 14, 2019
Albin Polasek Museum
Winter Park, FL

Explore this exhibit focusing on the art of the cowmen and women unique to Florida, who have historically been called “crackers” or “cowboys.”

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Dec 15, 2018 – Jan 26, 2019
Live Oak Public Library
Live Oak, FL

Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.