Nostalgia Concert Series: Feelin’ Groovy

And the World Goes Round: The Music of Kander & Ebb

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

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Showdown at the Deli

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Defying Gravity: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz

Celebrate a true musical theatre legend!

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February 2018

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

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February 7 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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