Sounds Good To Me: Music in Minnesota

Closing Sunday after seven years, the Minnesota History Center's "Sounds Good to Me: Music in Minnesota" exhibit has been like our local Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Experience Music Project rolled into one (the actual Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Museum in New Ulm notwithstanding). Prince's Purple Rain jacket, the Trashmen's drum set, and other century-spanning multimedia installations are worth one last look (and listen) before they're dismantled forever. Most moving of all might be the audio-visual tribute to the late Prom Ballroom, capturing its era beautifully and critically. There are also nearby jukeboxes playing recordings spanning Augie Garcia's '50s breakthrough "Hi Yo Silver" through Atmosphere; a sound booth where you can remix and sing "Funkytown," the 1979 Lipps Inc. smash; and a recreation of Duluth's Young at Heart Records store.
Sept. 30-Oct. 14, 2007

 
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