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America's Music: A Film History of our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

January 11-April 6, 2013, Eastern Illinois University College of Arts and Humanities and Booth Library


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Eastern Illinois University College of Arts and Humanities
Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Outreach Program
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America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music. The six sessions focus on these uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

Concurrent with the program and film series, exhibits exploring many facets of American music are on display at Booth Library.