Exhibition Grand Opening: “Motown: The Sound of Young America”

Apr 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13
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On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the LBJ Presidential Library celebrated opening day of Motown: The Sound of Young America, an exhibition curated by the GRAMMY Museum®, with Motown-themed yoga on the LBJ Plaza by Practice Yoga; free half-slices of Detroit-style pizza from Via 313; and, musical performances by Matchmaker Band.

About the Exhibition
Motown: The Sound of Young America traces the evolution of the label, focusing on its major artists and musical achievements, and explores how the sound of Motown continues to influence some of pop music's most important artists today. In addition to stage outfits from many of Motown's top performers, such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Miracles, and The Supremes, the exhibition also includes exclusive interviews with many Motown legends, letting visitors get deep inside the creative process perfected at Motown 60 years ago. Visitors will also experience interactive displays, including an opportunity to perform The Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love" on stage and learn The Temptations' signature dance moves. (More from our press release)

#MotownatLBJ is on view at the library April 13, 2019 through January 26, 2020. Stop by and visit!

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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LBJ Presidential Library
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