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7:00 pm: Lecture
February 13, 2019 –
Distinguished Lecture Series presents John Capouya
When people think about the origins of soul music, they may consider Detroit (home to Motown), Memphis (home to Stax Records and Otis Redding), or New Orleans (which has a rich rhythm and blues history). Florida also has a rich heritage of soul music that has been overlooked, which includes Sam and Dave, Ray Charles, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many other hit-making musicians of the 1960s and ‘70s. University of Tampa Professor John Capouya will play classic R&B, show vintage photos, and share his research into this important musical legacy.
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10:00 am: Walking Tour
February 16, 2019 –
Saturday Historic Walking Tours
Explore downtown WPB’s history during an interactive Walking History Tour on the first and third Saturday, November through April! In partnership with the City of West Palm Beach Green Market, the 90-minute guided tour will start at 10 a.m. and be led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. The tours will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks.
Tours begin “by the Banyan tree” on the north end of Clematis Street, 101 N. Clematis St., and end at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at 300 N. Dixie Hwy.
Tickets are $10 per person and there is a minimum 5 reservations for the tour to take place. The Historic Walking tour is sponsored by REG Architects and the City of West Palm Beach. Proceeds from the walking tour benefit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County