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Exhibit Explores Baltimore’s Banjo History

A new museum exhibit explores the history of the banjo in Baltimore, home to the first U.S. banjo factory.

04/01/2014

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Civil War Events Feature Minstrel Song Revival

Members of the 2nd South Carolina String Band look and sound like a Civil War camp band. And while they play “Oh! Susannah” and other familiar fare, they don’t shy from other historical songs with inescapably racist overtones that may offend some modern listeners.

09/02/2012

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