(July 1, 2020) With museums being such a part of the news lately, especially with regard to their point of view and operations , we were excited to hear about Myseum in Toronto that exists to “showcase the diversity of the city’s past and present.” It says, “Myseum of Toronto is not just one place, it’s every place in the city. You can experience Myseum programs all year long at exhibits, online, and at pop-up events around the GTA.” Oh, what fun we had, going through their website and discovering more about the names that may have flickered around the corners of our memories, but can now arrive fully formed with with dates, photos and historical context. Jackie Shane was one of those flickering names, now brought to light, a transgender soul singer from Nashville who came to Toronto to pursue her musical career in 1959, filling night clubs and churning out hit singles until 1971. Myseum reminds us that history is full people you’d like to share a soda with — musicians, artists, journalists, athletes and others who were often singular in their accomplishments. There are so many, please visit Myseum to get all the stories. But today, we focus on Jackie Shane.
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