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Music Americana at Osher/FAU Jupiter

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

The New Golden Age
Rod MacDonald
Recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty AwardTo register call 561-799-8547 or email

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Artists become celebrated as their words and music speak to the hopes and dreams of the people, with grace, humor, passion, and style. From the historic grandeur of Tchaikovsky to the spare modernism of Pink Floyd; from the tales of the Singing Cowboys to the Key West parables of Jimmy Buffett; from the sultry sound of Peggy Lee to the bigger-than-life presence of Tina Turner; from the street-corner dreams of doo-wop groups to the footlights of the Moulin Rouge, their music describes our lives and times in song. This course examines the work, biographies, and enduring importance of these musical artists and attempts to sort myth from reality, using updated videos and excerpts from feature films, live performances, and a few surprises.


  1. The Russians Are Coming: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Anna Federova
  2. The Singing Cowboys: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Ian Tyson
  3. Blondes Of Jazz: Peggy Lee, Diana Krall
  4. A History of Doo-Wop: The Orioles, The Moonglows, Dion
  5. Classic Rock: Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd
  6. Storytellers: Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks
  7. The New Broadway Musical: Moulin Rouge, Ain’t Too Proud
  8. Simply The Best: Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner

Class Code:
W8T1 (live in-person)
W8T1O (video only)
W8T1LO (video and live)

Tuesdays 2:30-4:15 January 18, 25; February 1,8,15,22; March 1,8


January 25
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Event Category:


Osher/FAU Lifelong Learning, Jupiter


Osher/FAU Lifelong Learning, Jupiter
5353 Parkside Dr,
Jupiter, fl 33458
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(561) 799-8547

Rod MacDonald is a member of ASCAP, (a national House Concerts organization), and Sonicbid

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To help us all through these times, these cds are $5 (minimum 2 cds/$10

No Commercial Traffic (NCT) / And Then He Woke Up (TWU) / Into The Blue (ITB) / Recognition (R) / A Tale Of Two Americas (TTA) / After The War (ATW)

---Songs Of Freedom (SOF), Later That Night (LTN), Beginning Again (BA), or archival cds/dvs are $10 each. "Live In Germany" (DVD)