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CCC Presenting 'America's Music' Performance/Film/Discussion Series

 

Camden County College is presenting “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” during March and April. The series – which includes demonstrations, documentaries and discussions – was created by the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each presentation will include a performance at 6 p.m. followed by a movie at 7 p.m. and then a brief talk and question-and-answer session.

Planned are:

• March 10: “Country and Bluegrass,” with guitarist Dave Kelly; “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music”; and a discussion led by adjunct Robert Smith.

• March 24: “Broadway and Tin Pan Alley,” with the CCC Theatre Department; “Broadway: The American Musical, Episode 2: Syncopated City”; and a discussion led by Professor Michael Billingsley.

• March 31: “The Blues and Gospel Music,” with guitarist Dave Kelly; “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues, Episode 1: Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen, Somebody”; and a discussion led by adjunct Robert Smith.

• April 7: “Swing Jazz,” with a CCC faculty jazz ensemble; “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and “Ken Burns’ Jazz, Episode 6: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration”; and a discussion led by Professor Michael Billingsley and adjunct Robert Smith.

• April 21: “The History of Rock ’n’ Roll,” with CCC students and faculty; “The History of Rock ’n’ Roll, Episode 6: Plugging In”; and a discussion led by Professor Michael Billingsley and adjunct Robert Smith.

• April 28: “Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop,” with adjunct Robert Smith; “Latin Music USA, Episode 1: Bridges from Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale”; and a discussion led by Smith and Professor Michael Billingsley.

“America’s Music” is free and open to the public. Each presentation will take place in Civic Hall, which is located inside the Connector Building on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College in Gloucester Township. Professional development credit is available for educators who attend.

For further details, contact (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu. Information also is available by following @CenterForCivic on Twitter.


Published: March 07, 2014