Cowboy poet to perform at state museum |

Cowboy poet to perform at state museum

Cowboy poet Tony Argento performs on the main stage in Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa during a previous Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival.
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“Tuned up and twisted” is how Tony Argento describes his Western style poetry coming to the Nevada State Museum.

Argento presents “Cowboy Poetry: “The Pride ‘N’ Spirit O’ Nevada” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series held at the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month, shedding new light on the state’s stories.

Argento is a member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team involved the museum’s latest exhibit, “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West.” He said he does voice animation and vocal sound effects, and makes good use of props.

“Cowboy poetry has been around since the years following the Civil War,” he said. “Its unique form continues to show the cowboy and the American West are alive with stories of elevated humor, patriotism, serious and solemn verse. It’s a great source of entertainment for the entire family.”

The event is free with admission to the museum which is $8 for adults and free for members or those 17 and younger. For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at (775) 687-4810 ext. 237. The Nevada State Museum is at 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City and on facebook.

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