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  • Washington Journal Rev Moose Discusses the Economic Impact of Coronavirus on Independent Music Venues
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    Rev. Moose on Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Independent Music Venues

    Rev. Moose, executive director and co-founder of the National Independent Venue Association, discussed the economic impact of coronavirus on independent music venues.

  • Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America
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    Classical Music and Politics in 20th Century America

    Author and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War, which explores the…

  • CSPAN Cities Tour Music of a Nation
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour- Music of a Nation

    The C-SPAN Cities Tour explored the American story on a tour across the United States to examine the music of a nation, visiting historic venues and cities that spawned their own unique…

  • Feminism and 19601970s Popular Music
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    Feminism and 1960-1970s Popular Music

    Indiana University history professor Michael McGerr talked about women and feminism in 1960-1970s popular music. This class was from his course titled “Rock, Hip Hop and Revolution: Popular Music…

  • Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa
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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

  • Woody Guthrie Center
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    Woody Guthrie Center

    Deana McCloud gave a tour of the Woody Guthrie Center and talked about the folk singer’s life and career. The center’s archives contain Mr. Guthrie’s music, lyrics, sketches, and journals. C-SPAN’s…

  • emSongs of Americaem
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    Songs of America

    Musician Tim McGraw and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham provided a history of American history through song.

  • Washington Journal Charlie DeChant Discusses Online Education and Coronavirus
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    Charlie DeChant on Education and Coronavirus Pandemic

    Charlie DeChant, saxophone and keyboard player for Hall and Oates, discussed the importance of online music education during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop
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    Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop

    Known as the birthplace of Motown, Detroit’s music history goes further back than the soul sounds of Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin. In his book Heaven Was Detroit, author M.L. Liebler chronicled the history…

  • Washington Journal David Farber Discusses the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock
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    David Farber on the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

    University of Kansas History Professor David Farber, the author of The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s, talked about the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the counterculture of the…

  • NPRs Mountain Stage
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    NPR's Mountain Stage

    Heard every week on more than 240 NPR radio stations, “Mountain Stage” has become a nation-wide ambassador for Appalachian music. Longtime host Larry Groce talked about the show’s founding and the ways in which…

  • emThe Political World of Bob Dylanem
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    The Political World of Bob Dylan

    In his book, The Political World of Bob Dylan, Chad Israelson addressed some of the misconceptions about Bob Dylan’s political views and how the singer has dealt with them over the years. C-SPAN’s…

  • Researching the 1948 Lizzie Borden Ballet
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    Researching the 1948 Lizzie Borden Ballet

    Library of Congress archivist and dance curator Libby Smigel delivered an illustrated talk on how to utilize the library’s resources and collections. Her presentation focused on Fall River…

  • Washington Journal Ken Burns Discusses His Documentary Country Music
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    Ken Burns on His Documentary, Country Music

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talked about his latest project for PBS about the history of country music.

  • emThe Road to Woodstockem
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    The Road to Woodstock

    Michael Lang talked about his memoir The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival (Ecco; June 30, 2009). A co-founder of the Woodstock Music Festival, he recounts the…

  • Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site
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    Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site

    In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts…

  • Music and the Vietnam War
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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish.” Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

  • emWhite Supremacy Confrontedem and emJazz and Justiceem
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    White Supremacy Confronted and Jazz and Justice

    Gerald Horne talked about the United States' involvement in Southern Africa and the roots and politics of jazz music, the topics of his two most recent books.

  • Role of Congress in Music Licensing
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    Role of Congress in Music Licensing

    The Congressional Internet Caucus Academy (CICA) hosted a panel discussion involving the role of Congress in music licensing. Among the speakers were Future of Music Coalition Director…

  • Mary Wilson on emSupreme Glamourem
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    Mary Wilson on Supreme Glamour

    Mary Wilson, formerly the Motown musical group the Supremes, talked about her book, Supreme Glamour, in which she discussed her career and weighed in on federal copyright protection for recording…

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