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Texas Pop Festival Revisited

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January 1, 1970 12:00 am

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Janis Joplin and Edgar Winter made their hard-rocking musical marks at the Texas Pop Festival. Images and objects related to these Southeast Texans will be part of an exhibit at Museum of  the Gulf Coast, on loan from Texas Musicians Museum in Dallas.

This celebration of  the ‘60s will open in association with a larger project, “America’s Music,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. The Jazz Innovators will perform at the free opening reception. America’s Music is a nation wide initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Museum is one of 50 institutions which will host programming celebrating American popular music from Jan. 20 to March 24.

Films and  programs include:

  • 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Jan. 26 – Family Fun Day featuring hands-on activities, crafts and a music presentation “Jammin’ Through the Decades” given by Young Audiences presenter Ray Simien
  • 2 p.m. Jan. 27 – Film/Community Discussion moderated by music scholar Heath Vercher
    Featuring the film “The History of Rock and Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In”
  • 2 p.m. Feb. 3 – Film/Community Discussion moderated by music scholar Heath Vercher
    Featuring the films “Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6: Swing, The Velocity of Celebration” and “International Sweethearts of Rhythm”
  • 2 p.m. Feb. 17 – Film/Community Discussion moderated by music scholar Heath Vercher
    Featuring the films “Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen, Somebody”
  • 2 p.m. – Feb. 24Film/Community Discussion moderated by music scholar Heath Vercher
    Featuring the films “Latin Music USA, Episode 1: Bridges” and “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale”
  • 2 p.m. March 3 – Film/Community Discussion moderated by music scholar Heath Verche
    Featuring the film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music”
  • 2 p.m. March 10 – Film/Community Discussion moderated by music scholar Heath Vercher
    Featuring the film “Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2: Syncopated City (1919-1933)”

A replica of Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, pictured here, is on permanent display at the Museum. Call (409) 982-7000 for  more information.