"The Sounds I See: Photographs of Musicians"

This MFAH exhibit features live shots of popular music's greatest contributors

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting some of history's greatest performers in concert...in pictures. "The Sounds I See: Photographs of Musicians" is a collection of notable singers, songwriters, guitarists, drummers and others captured on stage by notable lens-snappers such as Ralph Gibson, Emil Cadoo, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Edward Steichen and Geoff Winningham.

Of the 90 pieces, 44 are by Gibson. The photographer took close-ups of the hands, faces and instruments of renowned guitarists such as The Police's Andy Summers and influential jazz man Les Paul. Edith Piaf's last years are remembered in 19 photographs by the African-American photographer Cadoo, who moved to France and began taking photos of the vocalist just before her death in 1963.

Other pictured talents include classical master Igor Stravinsky; jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald; country legend Willie Nelson and folk artist Woody Guthrie; blues geniuses John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley; and rock and roll icons Little Richard, John Lennon and ZZ Top. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through January 19. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713_639_7300 or visit www.mfah.org. $3.50 to $7.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 20. Continues through Jan. 19, 2008

 
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