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    Post-Civil Rights Era Music

    Flagler College Professor Michael Butler taught a class about music in the post-civil rights era, highlighting artists such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and George Clinton. He described how…

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    We're Not Here to Entertain

    Ohio University American history professor Kevin Mattson looked at the Reagan administration through the critical lens of the punk rock movement of the 1980s. This was a virtual event…

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    Beethoven and the United States

    A panel of music scholars discussed the life of Ludwig van Beethoven and his popularity in the United States from the 19th century to the present day. The National Archives hosted this…

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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…

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    Woody Guthrie

    Haverford College English professor Gustavus Stadler looked at the life of activist and folk singer Woody Guthrie. This was a virtual event hosted by Left Bank Books in St. Louis.

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    Hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Live Event Entertainment Industry

    A Senate Commerce subcommittee held a hybrid hearing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the live event entertainment industry. Witnesses represented the wide range of industries…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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