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Saturday, April 16 • 9:00am - 10:30am
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Jonathan Bogart, “Blank Space: The Unrecoverable Voices of Florence Mills”
Tom Smucker, “Overtones and Undertows: The Functions and Failures of Vocal Harmony in the Music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys”
Evelyn McDonnell, “Ellen Willis: The Female Listen and the Male Voice”

Moderators
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Eric Lott

Eric Lott teaches American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has written and lectured widely on the politics of U.S. cultural history, and his work has appeared in a range of periodicals, from The Nation to American Quarterly. He is the author of Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Oxford UP, 1993/2013), The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual (Basic Books, 2006), and the forthcoming Black Mirror: The Cultural... Read More →

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Jonathan Bogart

Jonathan Bogart is a listener and writer in Chicago whose writing on music has been published by The Atlantic and Da Capo Best Music Writing. He works for the Chicago Public Library for love and money, and researches the popular culture of the 20th century for love alone. He blogs about music, comics, literature, art, and culture at jonathanbogart.tumblr.com, and tweets about the weather at @jonathanbogart. “Blank Space: The... Read More →
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Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell has written or co-edited six books, from Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop and Rap to Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways. A longtime journalist, she has been a pop culture writer at The Miami Herald and a senior editor at The Village Voice. Her writing on music, poetry, theater, and culture has appeared in publications and anthologies including the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Rolling Stone, The New York... Read More →
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Tom Smucker

Tom Smucker has been writing about pop music and politics since Woodstock, and been listening to the Beach Boys longer than that. He has presented at EMP on Karen Carpenter and Lawrence Welk; Pentecostal religion and Sarah Palin; Bobby Darin; hip-hop and union organizing; and Toby Keith and Brad Paisley. Lots of his stuff can be found at tomsmucker.org or smileysmile.org. He has seen Love and Mercy six times and is currently president of CWA... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
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