The mention of California in my blog title makes my inbox a popular destination for press releases having anything to do with the state. Yanni performing an exclusive concert in Los Angeles? I know all about it. Cowtipping contest in Modesto? I’m on it. Dentistry convention in San Francisco? Yep, done it.
But then every once in a while something actually pertinent comes through, like the news that an exhibit called Sparkle and Twang: Marty Stuart’s American Musical Odyssey will be featured at the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles for the next four months. It includes performance costumes, handwritten lyrics, personal correspondence, instruments, and unpublished photographs handpicked from Marty Stuart’s historic collection of country music artifacts. From what I understand (and it’s not hard to believe), the Autry Center is a destination in itself, so to have this exhibit featured there is almost too cool to handle.
The cost of admission tops out at $9, so if you’re in Southern California, check it out. Who knows? I might have to make the six-hour pilgrimage down there myself sometime in the next few months.
You can find more information at the Autry National Center site.