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Fri., Jan. 11 – 7 p.m., Opening Celebration with musical performances, film clips, more, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Theatre

Mon., Jan. 14 – 4-6 p.m., Dr. Robin Murray, professor of English – “American Music History on Film: Documentary with a Beat,” Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall

Tues., Jan. 22 – 4-6 p.m., Dr. Debra Reid, professor of history – “Documenting Intangible Culture: Songcatcher,” Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library

Thurs., Jan. 24 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services -- film screening and discussion of Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2, Syncopated City (1919-1933), Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall

Thurs., Jan. 31 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. Michael Loudon, professor of English -- film screening and discussion of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home and Say Amen, Somebody, Buzzard Hall Auditorium

Thurs., Jan. 31 – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dr. David Gracon, assistant professor of communication studies -- film screening and discussion of his documentary – Walls of Sound: A Look Inside the House of Records, Danville Public Library

Mon., Feb. 4 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. Michael Loudon, professor of English -- film screening and discussion of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home and Say Amen, Somebody, Danville Public Library. A musical performance also is planned.

Thurs., Feb. 7 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. Newton Key, professor of history – film screening and discussion of Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6, Swing, the Velocity of Celebration and International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Buzzard Hall Auditorium

Mon., Feb. 11 – 4-5 p.m., Dr. Michael Loudon, professor of English -- “The Enduring Legacy of the Work Song in the Blues,” Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library

Tues., Feb. 12 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. Patty Poulter, associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities – film screening and discussion of High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall

Mon., Feb. 18 – 7-9 p.m., Mr. Jamie Ryan, assistant professor of percussion – film screening and discussion of Latin Music USA: Episode One, Bridges and From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall

Tues., Feb. 19 – 6-8 p.m., Mr. Mark Rubel, instructor of music and audio director, Doudna Fine Arts Center – film screening and discussion of The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Episode 4, Plugging In, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Paris, IL, co-sponsored by Paris Public Library. A musical performance also is planned.

Thurs., Feb. 21 Thrus. Feb 28 – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dr. Patty Poulter, associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities – film screening and discussion of High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music, Marshall Public Library. Musical performance also is planned.

Tues., Feb. 26 – 7-9 p.m., Mr. Mark Rubel, instructor of music and audio director, Doudna Fine Arts Center – musical performance, film screening and discussion of The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Episode 4, Plugging In, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall

Mon., March 4 – 6-8 p.m., Mr. Jamie Ryan, assistant professor of percussion – film screening and discussion of Latin Music USA: Episode One, Bridges and From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale, Decatur Public Library. A musical performance also is planned.

Mon., March 18 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services -- film screening and discussion of Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2, Syncopated City (1919-1933), Shelbyville Public Library. A musical performance also is planned.

Thurs., March 21 – 5-7 p.m., Dr. Newton Key, professor of history – film screening and discussion of Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6, Swing, the Velocity of Celebration and International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Robinson Public Library. A musical performance also is planned.

Mon., March 25 – 7-9 p.m., Dr. David Gracon, assistant professor of communication studies -- film screening and discussion of his documentary, Walls of Sound: A Look Inside the House of Records, Buzzard Hall Auditorium

Thurs., March 28 – 4-5:30 p.m., presentations by English students of Dr. Michael Loudon – “Undergraduate Research in the Blues,” Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library

Mon., April 1 – 4-5 p.m., Mr. Christopher Robison, graduate student of English – “Langston Hughes and the Female Voice Singing of Heartache in the Blues,” Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library

Sat., April 6 – 7 p.m., closing concert featuring music and dance performances, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Dvorak Concert Hall