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Museum on Main Street
The Smithsonian Institution offers a traveling exhibit through the South Dakota Humanities Council called Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils across the country. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
In 2008-2009, SDHC brought the exhibit “Between Fences” to the state. The traveling musical exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," is the latest Museum on Main Street program to come to South Dakota. For more information on the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, please visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.
It was featured in the following South Dakota cities in 2012:
• March 18 - April 22: Sturgis (Sturgis Area Arts Council/Sturgis Public Library)
• April 29 - June 10: Aberdeen (Northern State University Beulah Williams Library)
• June 17 - July 29: Brookings (Brookings Arts Council)
• August 6 - September 17: Deadwood (Adams Museum and House)
• September 25 - November 7: Rapid City (Rapid City Public Library)
• November 14 - January 13: Sioux Falls (Siouxland Heritage Museums)
As the first South Dakota community to enjoy the New Harmonies exhibit, Sturgis was also the site of the Grand Opening celebration on March 18. Festivities included a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and performance at the Sturgis Community Center Theater by Lakota Music Project, a collaboration between the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and a traditional Lakota drum group.
Members of the Lakota Music Project perform in Sturgis March 18. Photo by Jim Kent
Lakota Music Project also performed at the 2012 Festival of Books in Sioux Falls Sept. 28-30.
New Harmonies host communities will utilize Lakota resources for cultural programming associated with the New Harmonies exhibit. The following performers are available for New Harmonies or related events:
MOMs /SDHC Lakota Song and Dance Speakers
Chris Eagle Hawk (Pine Ridge) 605-867-1383 or 605-441-1127. Email: Tokala71742@hotmail.com
Pat Bad Hand (Rosebud) 605-828-1350 or 605-747-5825.
Danny Seaboy (Sisseton) 605-698-3125 or 605 268-0493.
Albert White Hat, Sr. (St Francis, SD) contact Sinte Gleska University (Mission).
Sissy Goodhouse (Ft. Yates, ND) contact North Dakota Humanities Council.
Marcel Bull Bear (Kyle, SD) 605-455-2690. Address: PO Box 191, Kyle, SD 57752
Sandra Black Bear (Rosebud) see Facebook or: 605-747-2163.
Kevin Locke - flutist, dancer singer contact Robin Troup: rtroup@ixtlanArtists.com or SD Arts Council.
Brian Akipa 605-698-6503 or Booking@BryanAkipa.com
Others: Dallas Chief Eagle, Jay Taken Alive, Earl Bull Head, Denise One Star, Wilmer Mesteth
Drum Groups and Performers:
Kevin Locke - flutist, Brian Akipa - flutist, Dallas Chief Eagle - hoop dancer.
Red Leaf Singers : (Rosebud) contact Pat Bad Hand, above.
Porcupine Singers: (Pine Ridge) contact Melvin Young Bear Porcupine_singers@yahoo.com
Standing Horse Singers: (Lower Brule) contact Whitney Rencountre on Facebook.
Eagle Mountain Singers (Rapid City) contact Ted Phelps.
Creekside Singers: (Pine Ridge) contact Emmanuel Black Bear, 605-407-5419.