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WASHINGTON, DC — The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, America’s first all-female racially-integrated band, are being interviewed onstage today at the Smithsonian Institution from 11 a.m. to noon ET as part of the launch of the museum’s Jazz Appreciation Month.

In this onstage conversation (and webcast), members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm discuss the history of women in jazz and the legacy of the Sweethearts. Moderated by Frank Alkyer (publisher, Down Beat and Music, Inc.) and David Baker (maestro, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra).

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