Aug. 14--If you missed the "America's Music" program at the Orange County Public Library, good news: It's returning to Central Florida and will be presented by Rollins College's Department of Music.
The Winter Park college has been awarded a $1,500 grant to host the free six-week series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music.
Of particular interest to readers of The Artistic Type will be the Broadway installment, but the program covers all genres of American music.
"America's Music" is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint and the Society for American Music. It has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
"We are thrilled to participate in this exciting program that will help introduce different types of music, show how modern music has been influenced by older styles and bridge gaps among generations," said Susan Montgomery, assistant professor and public services librarian, who is the program director.
Rollins College is at 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. The programs take place in Bush Auditorium of the Bush Science Center (except for the Sept. 25 presentation). For more information on "America's Music" and its films, go to http://www.rollins.edu/library/americasmusic
Here are the program topics and dates:
-- The Blues and Gospel Music: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.
-- Latin Rhythm from Mambo to Hip Hop: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Presented at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.
-- Broadway and Tin Pan Alley: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.
-- Swing Jazz: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.
-- Country and Blue Grass: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
-- Rock 'n' Roll: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
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