Music and the Performing Arts

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29-cent Elvis single, January 8, 1993

Find resources related to music and the performing arts on the National Postal Museum's website.

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In Memoriam....Jimi Hendrix Dies September 18, 1970

On September 18, 1970, legendary musician Jimi Hendrix died. In celebration of Hendrix's life and music, the National Postal Museum has created this mini-exhibit highlighting different postage stamps with connections to Jimi Hendrix and the era in American history that he helped shape.

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Music Stamps

Explore a selection of music-related stamps in the National Postal Museum's collection.

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Jazz in the Collections

Enjoy this selection of Smithsonian Institution museum collection objects related to jazz.

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Enjoy this selection of Smithsonian Institution museum collection objects related to Rock and Roll music.

African Americans in Jazz, Poetry and Beyond

Since the founding of the United States, African Americans have played a pivotal role in American history and heritage. This virtual exhibit showcases African Americans in music, poetry, film, theatre, choreography, and writers in the United States through the lens of American postage stamps.