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Montana Mandolin Society and PBS Special "Prohibition"

By Mandolin Cafe
October 2, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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The Montana Mandolin Society

The Montana Mandolin Society

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick produced the documentary, and the music of Dennis White and The Montana Mandolin Society make appearances in "Prohibition," a 3-part, five and a half hour documentary film to premier on PBS stations October 2-4.

"Prohibition" explores Chicago's role in the debate over the 18th Amendment to the Constitution which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. from 1920 to 1933.

In addition to airing on PBS, the documentary will be released Oct. 4 on DVD and Blu-ray.

"Two of our pieces are being used in the documentary. Maggie's Lullaby, composed by Dennis White and performed by The Montana Mandolin Society on our As Far As I Can See Album. This song is primarily for a scene about the early life of Francis Willard, and for the early biography of Mabel Walker Willebradt," said Lori Brockway, Business Manager for The Montana Mandolin Society.

"They are also using Japanese Music Box, a Japanese Folk Song performed by The Montana Mandolin Society on our Mosaic Album. This song is primarily for a scene about Al Capone and the back-story for the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

"According to Ken Burns, we will hear our music on all three nights of the documentary."

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October 03, 2011 11:33 AM
I've got the DVD and have watched parts 1 & 2. Part 2 has a lot on Frances Williard. Unfortunately, I don't recall hearing any mandolin music. I may have to rewatch. I haven't watched Part 3 yet. But I should do that tonight and I'll let you know. We'll be showing it in the San Francisco Bay Area on KRCB, channel 22 in late October, early November. So, if you miss it on KQED (the big PBS station), and you live in the bay area, check out Prohibition with KRCB. Sheri
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