Hazard Community and Technical College s third program in a 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 Thursday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden. Additional programs will be hosted at KSBTM on October 31 at 1 p.m., November 5 at 6 p.m. and November 21 at 6 p.m.
This screening from America s Music will feature historical highlights in the development of Swing Jazz. Professor Ron Reed, program scholar for the series, will discuss this unique American musical genre. Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and women musicians from the 1940s will be featured during the presentation. Dean Osborne, Director of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, will also participate on Oct. 17.
We are thrilled to participate in this exciting series, said Cathy Branson, Director of Library Services. HCTC Libraries 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.
For details, contact Cathy Branson at Cathy.Branson@kctcs.edu or phone (800) 246-7521.