Jewish Influence on American Popular Music 1880-2000 - talks

Tuesdays, 3pm
Zoom
free

Have you seen East Side Story yet? (That was the original concept for West Side Story — who knew?)

Did you know there is a Jewish Reindeer on Santa’s sled?

Who wrote ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame?’

Jewish Influence on American Popular Music 1880 – 2000 is a series of multimedia presentations given by Allan Cheskes and the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Toronto, Canada. These presentations give a fascinating history of Jews in the United States, music in the United States as well as the Jewish influence on American popular music.

We will be showing recordings of past presentations on Tuesday afternoons at 3:00 central time starting October 12. The presentations last about an hour and a half. There is no charge for these presentations.

October 12
Russian Jews Come Off the Boat and Change the American Cultural Landscape

Thursday, October 14, 7:40-9pm
New Session - Separate registration required

October 19
Louis Armstrong to the Wizard of Oz

October 26
Gershwin

Thursday, October 28, 7:40-9pm
New Session - Separate registration required

November 2
Benny Goodman

November 9
Klezmer Meets Jazz and Artie Shaw

Thursday, November 11, 7:40-9pm
New Session - Separate registration required

November 16
Strange Fruit to Rock Around the Clock

November 23
Music Institutions and Meet the Chess Brothers

Thursday, November 25, 7:40-9pm
New Session - Separate registration required

November 30
Leiber and Stoller

December 7
Doc Pomus and Mort Shurman Part 1

Thursday, December 9, 7:40-9pm
New Session - Separate registration required

December14
Doc Pomus and Mort Shurman Part 2

December 21
Christmas Carols

December 28
Christmas Carols Don Kirshner and hi family of writers and the Monkeys

January 4
Broadway Musicals Part 1

January 11
Broadway Musicals Part 2

January 18
Broadway Musicals Part 3

January 25
Broadway Musicals Part 4

February 1
Meet Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield

February 8
Meet Gerry Goffin and Carole King

February 15
Meet Gerry Goffin and Carole King

February 22
Meet Cinthia Weil and Barry Manalo

March 1
Let’s meet Phil Spector Pt 1

March 8
Let’s meet Phil Spector Pt 2

We are happy to be able to offer these presentations at no charge.

Please contact CHESMA at shalomsanmiguel@gmail.com to register for the presentations. Please let us know which presentations you are interested in. Please note, the original broadcasts of these presentations averaged well over 100 computer participants (I can only hope that we are as successful), but we can only allow 100 computers to access each presentation at one time. If we receive more than 100 requests, we will create a waiting list in the order that the requests were received. Please let CHESMA know if you cannot attend a presentation that you registered for so that your place can be given to somebody else if necessary.

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