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Beatrice, Nebraska – Rebekah Sandoval is the seventh artist of the 2016 Artist-in-Residence program at Homestead National Monument of America and will be at the Monument from August 8- 22, 2016. Sandoval will give a special presentation on Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Rebekah's project with Homestead is an intersection of the two areas in life that she is the most passionate about: literature and music. After teaching English for three years, she began touring full-time as the fiddler, vocalist, and primary songwriter of Arizona-based Americana group, Run Boy Run.
Through the Artist-in-Residence program, Rebekah aims to write a collection of original songs based on the stories of pioneers who settled on the Nebraskan plains, specifically those made famous by Willa Cather's Prairie Trilogy. She will perform these at the park, along with other traditional and original music from her repertoire, and hopes that the project will be valuable in illuminating and preserving some of the rich history surrounding the Homestead. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to experience the park this August and to work alongside a diversity of other artists from across the country.Rebekah's music can be found at www.runboyrunband.com.
"We look forward to hearing the music created by Sandoval and the story she tells, especially with its relevancy to Homesteading," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
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Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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