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MDHC Announces Into the Sunset: The Forgotten Cowgirl Singers by Almeda Bradshaw

 

Almeda Bradshaw

The MonDak Heritage Center announces Into the Sunset: The Forgotten Cowgirl Singers by singer/songwriter Almeda Bradshaw on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave SE, Sidney! Dale Evan's success as Queen of the West is owed to a century of cowgirls in show business. Made sensationally popular by dime-store novels and touring Wild West troupes, a public love affair began with the clean-cut cowgirl image which allowed women a respectable avenue into show business. From Mary Ann Whittaker's horseback exhibitions in the 1850s, to the Wild West Shows and vaudeville acts of the early 1900s, to the pioneer radio and recording artists of the 1920s, Almeda Bradshaw entertains and informs with the story of the forgotten women entertainers who wore buckskins and boots while yodeling their way into America's heart. Almeda joins us in Sidney for Hometown Humanities! This program is FREE to the public! Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Humanities Montana, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information contact MDHC at (406) 433-3500 or visit mondakheritagecenter.org.

 

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