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

Viewing Dates: January 21, February 6, March 4 & 13, April 3 & 10, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: ArtStreet Studio B, located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street

Sponsor: UD Libraries & ArtStreet

 Katy Kelly

Phone number: 937-229-4274

Supporting Involvement: James Hiller, Department of Music; John McCombe, Department of English

Website: University Libraries Events

University of Dayton Libraries and ArtStreet will host a program series called "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" between January and April 2014. This film viewing and discussion series will focus on uniquely American musical traditions and take place over the course of twelve weeks. 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. Faculty members John McCombe (English) and Jim Hiller (Music) will present three programs each within the series.

University of Dayton is one of 81 sites nationwide to host this program series, which is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. "America’s Music" has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

This event is free and open to the public.