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Wednesday, October 24 - 7:00 p.m.

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for a very special reception meet & greet with stars of The Lantern Tour DC: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families - Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lila Downs and Special Guests - to support the Women's Refugee Commission & O Museum In The Mansion.

Emmylou Harris

13-time Grammy award winner



A 13-time Grammy Award winner - including one in 2014 for Best Americana Album of the Year - she was named #5 on CMT's Most Influential Women in Country Music and #22 on VH1's 100 Most Influential Women in Rock and Roll.

Few artists have had as profound an impact on contemporary music. Blessed with a crystalline voice and a remarkable gift for phrasing, she has touched nearly every genre of music. In fact, Emmylou and Graham Parsons started the genre now called Country Rock. She has played with hundreds of artists including Ryan Adams, Joan Baez, The Band, James Burton, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, John Denver, Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Arlo Guthrie, Mark Knopfler, Little Feet, Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, The Milk Carton Kids, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, and Warren Zevon, just to name a few.

She has contributed to soundtracks for films including Brokeback Mountain and O Brother Where Art Thou? - for which she won a Grammy.

Emmylou is both a philanthropist and award-winning musician. In 2004 she founded Bonaparte's Retreat (bonapartesretreat.org); a non-profit that rescues shelter dogs and adopts them out to forever homes.

Harris is from a career military family. Her father, Walter Harris, was a military officer and her mother Eugenia was a wartime military wife. Her father, a member of the Marine Corps, was reported missing in action in Korea in 1952 and spent ten months as a prisoner of war.

Emmylou has been a long time supporter of O Museum In The Mansion & Women's Refugee Commission.

Steve Earle

3-time Grammy Award winner



Steve Earle has turned many musical corners during his illustrious career. He has been equally acclaimed as a folk troubadour, a rockabilly raver, a contemplative bluesman, a honky-tonk rounder, a snarling rocker and even a bluegrass practitioner. This definitive Americana artist has won three Grammy Awards, for 2005's The Revolution Starts Now, 2008's Washington Square Serenade and 2010's Townes.

An accomplished singer-songwriter Steve Earle music has been featured on the show "Nashville" and he has collaborated on recordings with Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, The Indigo Girls, The Pogues, Lucinda Williams Shawn Colvin, Patti Smith, Chris Hillman, The Fairfield Four and The Del McCoury Band. His songs have been used in more than fifty films and have been recorded by such legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Baez, Carl Perkins, Vince Gill and Waylon Jennings.

He is also the author of the 2011 short-story collection Doghouse Roses and novel I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Earle has been featured as an actor in two HBO series, The Wire and Treme, and on stage in The Exonerated. His film work includes roles in such respected features as The World Made Straight (2015), Leaves of Grass (2009) and Dixieland (2015). For the past decade he has hosted the weekly show Hardcore Troubadour for the Outlaw Country Channel on SiriusXM Radio and he is a longtime social and political activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the Confederate symbol from the Mississippi State flag.

Lila Downs

Grammy & 5 Time Latin Grammy Award Winner



Born in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, Lila Downs is the daughter of Mixtec singer Anita Sanchez and Allen Downs, a Scottish-American art professor and filmmaker. She grew up in Oaxaca, California, and Minnesota, where she graduated from the University of Minnesota in voice and anthropology.

Her unique interpretation of traditional Mexican music and original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul, and African roots, music, garnered her a Latin Grammy for the 2004 release "Una Sangre" and a Grammy nomination for 2008's "Shake Away," which was also named one of the top ten albums by WOMEX, the leading world music organization.

She has performed at Carnegie Hall, and the Sacred Music Festival - appearing with such luminaries as the Dalai Lama; WOMAD Festival; and the Latino Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama.

Multi-talented, Lila has graced the silver screen in "Mariachi Gringo" and the Salma Hayek film "Frida". She also performed with Caetano Veloso the Oscar-nominated soundtrack song "Burn It Blue" on the Academy Awards telecast. Her music can been heard in several other feature films including "Tortilla Soup," "Real Women Have Curves," and "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada."