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Monroe Edelstein Portrait Exhibition


Taylor-Butler House

127 Kings Highway, Middletown




Friday October 16, 2015


Open Now Thru

November 7, 2015

Beginning in the 1880's, African American singers and musicians performing in Monmouth County brought to life the sounds of spirituals, jazz, gospel, doo wop, rhythm & blues and soul. In addition, venues in the county played important roles in the careers of dozens of internationally known Black music stars- Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Claude Thornton, Sonny Greer and more. Through rare photos, recordings and artifacts, this exhibition traces these stories.


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