February 21st, 2024

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HOUSTON -The Houston Public Library invites you to experience the sights and sounds of Houston’s Latino music history through the decades. The exhibit ¡MÚSICA! A History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston captures key moments through the decades of the vast impact Hispanics make on the Bayou City and its music. Journey back to dances at the Pan American and good times at the first Chicano and Conjunto Festivals. Learn about Lydia Mendoza, the “First Lady of Tejano;” Ventura Alonzo, the “Queen of the Accordion;” and the gifted pianist, Patricio Gutierrez and the Houston Symphony, the Ricky Diaz Orchestra, and the Zenteno family.

Hear oral histories from those who played, promoted and participated behind the scenes. Items on display are from the Hispanic Archival Collections at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC), part of the Houston Public Library, and some are on loan.

Exhibit will be on view August 24, 2019 through November 9, 2019 at the Julia Ideson Building, Exhibit Hall located at 550 McKinney St., 77002. Visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313 for more information on the exhibit and on parking. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Exhibit programming in partnership with Adrian Garcia, Commissioner Precinct 2 and Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 37 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety ofdatabase and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org, on Twitter @houstonlibrary, on Facebook – houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.