Saturday, September 18, 2010

Virginia Historical Society's Rockabilly Exhibit is, well, rockin'

Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth is now open at the Virginia Historical Society and its getting good reviews. Style Weekly gave it a +5 "zeitgeist" rating.

Virginia Rocks is the first exhibition to explore the state's place in rock 'n' roll history. "It is especially important that the exhibit is being displayed in Richmond because numerous rockabilly musicians hailed from here, and Richmond dance parties such as the Teen Age Party and Old Dominion Barn Dance helped boost the prominence of many rockabilly acts," says Roddy Moore, exhibition curator. The exhibit includes rare audio and video recordings, musical instruments, hundreds of photographs, stage costumes, a jukebox, and other memorabilia. The exhibit explores more than 60 artists and bands from all over the state who cut 45 rpm rockabilly records.

We say "Cool."

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