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As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
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You’re invited virtually to Rough Point for a special jazz concert! In Doris Duke’s lifetime, music often filled the halls of her Newport home, and NRF is excited to bring jazz music back into the house for this filmed performance featuring Leon Lee Dorsey, Greg Skaff, and Mike Clark playing interpretations of tunes by jazz titan Thelonious Monk. Their album, MonkTime, is available now from Jazz Avenue 1 Records.
No registration necessary. This video program will be available for viewing on YouTube after its completion.
Click here to join the event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wle0E4Xr9oM
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