Nostalgia Concert Series: Feelin’ Groovy

The Amorous Ambassador

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A Time for Peace: The Life and Song of Pete Seeger

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You Made Me Love You: The Story of Al Jolson, America’s First Musical “Superstar”

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Annie Get Your Gun

The Classic Musical by Irving Berlin

December 1-17, 2017

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October 2017

A Time for Peace: The Life and Song of Pete Seeger

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October 11 @ 2:00 pm

Pete Seeger honed his banjo skills while traveling in Appalachia and became the most stalwart of America’s troubadours for social justice, peace and the environment. Together with his wife, Toshi, he founded such iconic groups as The Almanac Singers and The Weavers and continued to entertain and rally crowds around their causes after others of his generation had long since faded away. Seeger sang for striking workers and union rallies in his youth, withstood with aplomb the brunt of the…

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December 2017

The British Invasion: The Music That Took Over Our Lives from 1964 to 1967

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December 6 @ 2:00 pm

When it comes to borders, no walls could ever keep out music. In the early sixties, rock ‘n roll was sharing the charts with the burgeoning folk revival, Motown out of Detroit and surfer music from California when unstoppable Beatlemania swept across the Atlantic, triggering the British Invasion. Begun along the banks of the Mersey River, the new sound percolated in Liverpool clubs as skiffle bands that incorporated elements of Chuck Berry-style rock n’ roll and other influences, such as…

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February 2018

Marching On: The U.S. Labor Movement and Its Songs

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February 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Child labor, mining disasters, women garment workers locked in death-trap factories, and long hours for starvation wages are all issues that inspired unions to organize, and songs were used as their rallying cry.  The earliest labor songs were kept simple and repetitious and tunes were often based on well-known gospel songs in order to galvanize workers at rallies and strikes.  Later, most labor music evolved into folk, country and popular songs and it entered the mainstream musical repertoire and Top…

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March 2018

Remembering Woodstock: Songs From A Seminal Event in An Upstate Pasture

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March 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

When rain washed out the second day of the Miami Pop Festival in May 1968, it would prove good training for promoter Michael Lang, who had organized the gathering of 25,000 at Hallandale’s Gulfstream Park. Lang, an NYU dropout who moved to Coconut Grove in 1967 to open a head shop, would relocate to upstate New York the following year. He become the driving force for a three-day music festival in a cow pasture that became a seminal moment for…

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May 2018

This Land Is Your Land: The Life and Song of Woody Guthrie

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May 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Woody Guthrie, the iconic bard and singer-songwriter, created music that is part of the collective memory and shared culture of generations of Americans who grew up in the mid-20th century. The messages of his songs, such as “This Land is Your Land”, “Do Re Mi”, “Pastures of Plenty”, “Hobo’s Lullaby”, “Union Maid”, “This Train”, “Sinking of the Ruben James”, “Deportee” and others, provide insight into Depression-era America. This was a time when Dust Bowl refugees left their ravaged farms in…

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