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America's Music features Rock 'N Roll on Nov. 5

The History of Rock 'N Roll graphicThe fifth program in the series of six documentary film screenings and discussions on America s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway will be held on Tuesday, November 5th at 6 p.m. at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden. Hazard Community and Technical College is one of 81 organizations nationwide selected to host this program series.

America s Music is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. America s Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

This screening from America s Music will feature historical highlights in the development of Rock Music and will feature the film entitled The History of Rock n Roll: Plugging In . Charles F. McGovern, Associate Professor of American Studies and History, College of William and Mary, writes, Rock music was forever linked to the ferment of social change and widespread dissent of all generations against American actions and social conditions that violated the nation s professed beliefs. The decades of the 1960s and 1970s saw many musicians whose iconic performances continue to remind us of the power of music. These include Bob Dylan, the Beatles and Jimmy Hendrix.

Professor Ron Reed, program scholar for the series, will discuss this musical genre which combines Rhythm and Blues, Country, Gospel and the Blues.

For details on the November 5 program, contact HCTC Librarian Cathy Branson at Cathy.Branson@kctcs.edu via email or call (800) 246-7521.