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Music Americana at Osher/FAU Boca Raton

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MUSIC AMERICANA:
THE MUSIC OF MODERN TIMES
Rod MacDonald
Recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
From the hip classics of “West Side Story” to the romantic teens of Motown; from the profound ramblings of Arlo to the insights of Sondheim; from the laid-back Jackson Brown to the spectaculars of Bocell and Shakira, songwriters, musicians and singers tell our story in song. This series will examine the work, biographies, and enduring mportance of these musical artists, with videos and excerpts from feature films, live performances, and a few surprises.
LECTURES:
1. The Wisdom: Leonard Bernstein, Arlo Guthrie
2. The Motown Women: The Marvelettes, Supremes, Martha & Gladys
3. The Wordsmiths: Stephen Sondheim, Jackson Brown
4. The Next Wave: Andrea Bocelli, Shakira
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
Rod MacDonald has 21 songs in the Smithsonian Folkways collection and 14 C.D.s, his latest 2020 release Boulevard, and a first novel, The Open Mike. He performs in festivals, concerts, and clubs and throughout North America, Europe, solo and with the bands Big Brass Bed and Rod MacDonald & The Humdingers. He was named Best Local Acoustic Performer by New Times and one of the “10 Magnificent Musicians” of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post. Previous Music Americana courses include “The Birth of Rock & Roll,” “The Great American Songbook,” and “Mastery of the Art.”
SUM343B
Time:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date:
Wednesdays, August 25, September 1, 22, 29

For further info please call 561-297-3185 or email olliboca@fau.edu

Details

Date:
September 1
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Osher/FAU Lifelong Learning, Boca Raton
Phone:
561-297-3171

Venue

Osher/FAU Lifelong Learning, Boca Raton
777 Glades Road, Bldg. CEH 31D
Boco Rarton, fl 33431
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Phone:
561-297-3171

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