Saturday, March 9, 2013

DM Franklin Library to Offer Music History Series

For those of us who are music junkies, the Franklin Library in Des Moines is offering a free six week series called "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway."


With a focus on uniquely American musical traditions, the six-week program will feature documentary film screenings and discussions of twentieth-century American popular music, led by Drake University Musicology Professor Dr. Eric Saylor. Each of the six sessions highlights a uniquely American musical genre: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ’n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop. The series is open to all members of the community, but preregistration is required.

The series is open to all members of the community, but preregistration is required. Programs will be held on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, beginning March 12. Sign up online or stop by the Franklin Avenue Library for full details. – www.dmpl.org

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the music that helped to shape this country. 

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