Night Train Memories: Sounds of The Cities (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for an introduction to Urban Vocal Group Harmony (including Doo-Wop) from the 1950s to mid-1960s. Richard Kwatnoski, aka “Squire,” a radio producer for over 20 years for Radio Fairfax, will help us explore through slides and music the who, what, when and where of this very popular musical art form. Emanating from America’s cities in […]

Latin American Music With CantoSur (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​CantoSur, a duo featuring vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and musician and guitarist Dani Cortaza, perform Brazilian music and South American folk music. Join us as they share some special performances and “edutain” us about Latin American music. As an audience member, you can ask CantoSur questions to learn more about Latin […]

Music City, DC (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Left to right: The Ellington Apartments on U Street, NW; Howard Theater (Photo: Kevin Rutherford); “The Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown, 2011 (Photo: Mark Taylor); The Stoneman Family band, courtesy of Roni Rocking the Capital After WWII, music, society, mass media, and technology heralded the emergence of teen power. Once […]

Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration […]

The Hit Parade: Music Focusing on Social Activism (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Black History Month, Charles Sullivan presents The Hit Parade:  Music Focusing on Social Activism.  Listen to some of the biggest hits of the 20th Century made by African American artists and their social influence. A native of the state of Ohio, tenor Charles Kessler Sullivan received lamuch of his […]

Songbook Series: Broadway’s Future (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

A Celebration of Broadway’s Future. Produced and Hosted by John Znidarsic, this virtual concert spotlights some of the most popular composers and lyricists featured at past Bruno Walter Auditorium concerts. Performers will include stars from the worlds of Broadway and Cabaret. FEATURED WRITERS:  Ben Caplan, David Kornfeld and Kyle Segar, Joe Kinosian […]

LP Record Club: Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” Discussion Group (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Grand Central Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on Marvin Gaye‘s masterpiece What’s Going On (1971). CLICK HERE FOR RSVP! (see below discussion group times) Friday, July 10, 2020, 1 – 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, […]