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Michael Lasser's Past Appearances

 

 Art Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Smithsonian National Museum of American Art

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Clark Art Institute

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Taft Museum of Art

Norman Rockwell Museum

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Toledo Museum of Art

San Diego Museum of Art

Phoenix Museum of Art

Frist Center for Visual Art

Louisiana Art and Science Museum

Mississippi Museum of Art

Dixon Museum and Gardens

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Frick Art and Historical Center

  

History Museums

Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum

George Bush Presidential Museum

Museum of the City of New York

Missouri Historical Society

South Street Seaport Museum

Augusta Museum of History

           

Universities

Cornell University

University of Illinois

University of Massachusetts

Williams College

University of Michigan

University of Miami

Pennsylvania State University

University of Kansas

University of Rochester

North Carolina State University

University of Georgia

Ursinus College

Connecticut College

State University of New York at Brockport

Eastman School of Music

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Mary Washington

 

 Miscellaneous

The National Archives

Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning

The Shaw Festival

The Stratford Festival

National Women’s Hall of Fame

George Eastman House / International Museum of Photography

United States Botanical Garden

Nazareth Arts Center

Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

 

Talks and Concerts From Michael's Past Calendar

2006

 “Dear Old Golden Rule Days”: 
Popular Songs and the Discovery of Childhood

Saturday, August 26, 2006, 3 p.m.
A concert to accompany the exhibition
American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Irving Berlin: America's Unlikeliest Genius
Friday, September 8, 2006, 7 p.m.
A concert and book signing with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
at the Arts Council for Wyoming County, Perry, NY

“Oh, Me! Oh, My! Ain’t That Perfection”:
Popular Songs, The Flapper & 1920s America

Friday, September 15, 2006, 12:25 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition
Zelda by Herself: The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

 “Till We Meet Again”:
The Songs of World War I

Saturday, September 16, 2006, 2 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace
R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA

 “All the Old Familiar Places”:
Love Songs of Depression and War

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 7 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition
Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

 “Let ‘Em Have It Just That Way”:
The Songwriters of the Harlem Renaissance

Monday, September 25, 2006, 2 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition
Recovered Views: African-American Portraits, 1912-1925
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Fascinating Rhythms

Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
A talk and book signing at Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY

Walking Alone:
The Songs of World War II

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 7 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition
Produce for Victory
West Virginia Catholic Heritage Center, Wheeling, WV

Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville
Does Anybody Here Know What “A Musical Vaudeville” Is?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, TIME
A talk to accompany the production at
West Liberty State College, West Liberty WV

 “No Army without Music”:
The Songs of the Civil War

Thursday, October 12, 2006, 7 p.m.
A talk at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, WV

"Collegiate! Collegiate! Yes, We Are Collegiate":
When Broadway Musicals Went to College
Sunday, October 15, 2006, 2 p.m.
A talk and book signing in the
Welles-Brown Room, Rush-Rhees Library, University of Rochester
Fascinating Rhythms
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 1 p.m.
A talk and book signing at Write Now Bookstore, Honeoye Falls, NY
Fascinating Rhythms
Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 7 p.m.
A program and book signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Tops Plaza, 614 South Meadow, Ithaca, NY.
Fascinating Rhythms
Sunday, November 5, 2006, 7 p.m.
A program and book signing at the Jewish Book Fair, JCC, Rochester, NY
Fascinating Rhythms
Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
A talk and book signing at the Jewish Book Fair, JCC of Greater Buffalo, Getzville, NY

Great Songs from Infamous Flops

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
An onstage conversation with June LeBell and singers.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

"Sounds of the Rude World":  Songs from the Time of Thomas Nast

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 5:30 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibit, The Political Satires of Thomas Nast
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2007

Irving Berlin:  America’s Unlikeliest Genius

Saturday, January 6, 2007, 8 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

 Jazz 101: Chicago to New York

Saturday, January 20, 2007, 8 p.m.
A concert with the Rochester Jazz All-Stars
Nazareth Arts Center, Rochester, NY                  

 Irving Berlin:  America’s Unlikeliest Genius

Sunday, January 21, 2007, 2 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
WXXI Voices, WXXI Studios, Rochester, NY

"No Army without Music":
The Songs of the Civil War
Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
A talk at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Wilmington, NC

“All Aboard for Broadway”:
The Rise of Popular Music in America

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 2 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition
Painterly Controversy: William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri  
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT

"You've Got To Be Carefully Taught":

How We Sang About Asia and Race from "Chinatown, My Chinatown" to South Pacific

Thursday, March 22, 2007, 1 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibition James A. Michener: Traveler/Citizen/Writer
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

"Sounds of the Rude World":
Songs from the Time of Frederic Church

Thursday, March 22, 2007, 7 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibit, Treasures from Olana: Landscapes
by Frederic Edwin Church
Princeton University Art Museum

Irving Berlin:  America’s Unlikeliest Genius

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Fascinating Rhythms:
How Berlin, Kern & Gershwin Made Music American

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, Batavia NY

From Yiddle to Yankee Doodle:

How Jews in Show Biz Bridged the Gap Between Delancy Street and Duluth

Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

A talk at Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester NY

"Let's Go Slumming, Nose Thumbing, at Park Avenue":
The Songs of the Great Depression

Saturday, April 28, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibit, Journey Through the Great Depression
McClean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL

"Sounds of the Rude World":
Popular Songs of the 19th Century

Sunday, April 29, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
A talk to accompany the exhibit, Trompe L'Oeil:
The Art of Illusion
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL 

Fascinating Rhythms: How Berlin, Kern & Gershwin Made Music American

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, Batavia NY

"Till We Meet Again":
The Songs of World War I

Sunday, May 13, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
A talk to commemorate the 90th anniversary of our entry into World War I,
with songs performed by soprano
Sara Elliot Holliday
New York Society Library, New York, NY

America's Fascinating Rhythms

Monday, May 14, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Cloverwood, Pittsford, NY

"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
A talk at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA

"Settle Down in a One-Horse Town": Town and City in American Popular Songs

Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and signing to accompany the exhibit, Covered Bridges: Spanning the American Landscape
Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

"I Promise You a Happy Ending": The Songs and Shows of Jerry Herman

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 9:30 a.m.
A talk at the Rochester Athenaeum, Rochester Institute of Technology
"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 9:30 a.m.
A talk and book signing at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library

"A Cup of Coffee, A Sandwich, and You:" Cooking and Cuddling in Popular Songs

Friday, August 3, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
A talk and book signing to accompany the exhibit, Key Ingredients
White Lake Community Library, Whitehall, MI<

"The Coming of Rock 'n' Roll

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
A concert with singers
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK

"We Could Could Build a Paradise": Songs from the Time of the American Impressionists

Thursday, September 6, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Fascinating Rhythms: How Berlin, Kern, and Gershwin Made Music American

Friday, September 7, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Fascinating Rhythms

Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing at
Wood Library, Canandaigua, NY

"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Friday, September 28, 2007, time TBD
A talk to commemorate the 90th anniversary of our entry into World War I,
followed by a book signing
R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA 
"I'm an Unemployed Sweetheart Looking for Someone to Love": Working and Loving Popular Songs

Wednesday, October 2, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
A talk at the Webber Art Gallery
Central Florida Community College, Ocala, FL

"She's Got the Dancing Fever Bad": Popular Music & the Emergence of Women, 1880 - 1915

Monday, November 5, 2007, 12:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, NY

Fascinating Rhythms

Monday, November 12, 2007, 12:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing at the Naples Art Association
Von Liebig Center, Naples, FL

Jazz Dancing

Friday, November 16, 2007, 8 p.m.
A concert with tap dancer Bill Evans
Nazareth College Arts Center

Cole Porter: Famous and Forgotten
Thursday, November 29, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY
"No Place Like Home for the Holidays:"
A Concert for America's Christmas
Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
A holiday concert and book signing with
The Rochester Gay Men's Choir

Fascinating Rhythms

Friday, December 7, 2007, 11:00 a.m.
A talk and book signing
University of Rochester Women's Club, The Century Club, Rochester, NY

"Out Together Dancing Cheek to Cheek": The Popular Song as Streamlined Serenade

Sunday, December 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

"On Our Way to France": When Irving Berlin Went to War

Saturday, December 29, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
A talk and and book signing at 
The National World War One Museum, Kansas City, MO

2008

The Gershwins' New York

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 8 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

Irving Berlin: America's Unlikeliest Genius

Monday, January 28, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
A talk and book signing
Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning

"East Side, West Side, All Around the Town": Popular Songs from When the Art Students League Was Young

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

"E-Lec-Tri-Ci-Ty": Songs from the Time of Lewis Comfort Tiffany

Friday, February 1, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

America's Fascinating Rhythms

Monday, February 11, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
A talk over lunch and a book signing
Van Liebig Arts Center, Naples, FL

"The Conversation with the Flying Plates": The Songs of Rodgers & Hart

Sunday, February 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Voices Series, WXXI, Rochester, NY

"Let 'Em Have It Just That Way": The Songwriters of the Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, February 24, 2008, 2:00p.m.
A talk and book signing
Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
San Diego Historical Society

"Let's Have Another Piece of Pie": The Songs of the Great Depression

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Lieber & Stoller: Two Jewish Kids Who Made Rock 'n' Roll

Sunday, March 23, 2008, 10:00 p.m.
A talk over a lox and bagels breakfast
Temple Brith Kodesh, Rochester, NY

"I Love to Be Beside the Sea:" Songs for at the Shore and on the Waves

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Cape Fear Historical Museum, Wilmington, NC

"Nothing Could Be Finer": What Songs About the South Tell Us About America and Ourselves

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A talk after dinner and a book signing
University of North Carolina -- Wilmington Continuing Education

"Let 'Em Have It Just That Way": The Songwriters of the Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 2:30p.m.
A talk and book signing
Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI

We Could Build a Paradise": Songs from the Time of the American Impressionists

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 5:00p.m.
A late afternoon talk
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

American Grandstand: Songs in the Service of Politics

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 2:00p.m.
A talk and book signing
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

"Let's Talk About the Weather": How Popular Music Talks (But Mainly Sings) About the Weather

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
A talk and book signing
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

"Sweet and Low-Down": The Gershwins' New York

Thursday, June 19, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Wonderful Town Is "a Helluva Town"

Monday, July 7, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
A talk and book signing
Rochester Athenaeum, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

"Sweet and Low-Down": The Gershwins' New York

Sunday, August 17, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Lenape Performing Arts Center, Marlton, NJ

Legends of the Trumpet

Friday, September 26, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
A concert with Herb Smith
Rochester Institute of Technology

"Happy Days Are Here Again": An Hour of Politics and Pop

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago

"America's Fascinating Rhythms": How Jewish Songwriters Shaped American Music

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
A concert and book signing
Temple Beth El, Rochester, NY

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
A concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Monday, November 10, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
Talk and book signing
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

Antonia's Music: The Popular Tunes of Her Time

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, KS

"Where God Makes the Scenery": The Sense of Place in American Song

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa

"Hear that Lonesome Whistle": Songs from the Age of Steam

Friday, November 28, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Nelston-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City

"Let's Go Slumming, Nose Thumbing, At Park Avenue": The Songs of the Great Depression

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing

Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis

 

2009

Michael Lasser Meets Cole Porter: Famous Songs... and Forgotten

Saturday, January 24, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Concert and book signing
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow": The Past, Present, and Future of Popular Music

Monday, January 26, 2009, 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning, Sarasota and Venice, FL

"Building a Paradise": How America's Songwriters Discovered America

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Mennello Museum of Art, Orlando

"The Hip-Hooray and Bally-Hoo!" Popular Music's Take on New York

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Concert and book signing
New York Society Library

"How Do You Do It, Mabel, On $20 a Week": Women, Work, Wardrobe, and Popular Songs

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, South Hampton, MA

"As Time Goes By": Pop Songs as Pop Icons

Monday, March 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Van Liebig Arts Center, Naples, FL

"Let's Go Slumming, Nose Thumbing, At Park Avenue": The Songs of the Great Depression

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"All the Old Familiar Places": Love Songs of Depression and War

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

"Outside of That I Love You": Love Songs for Grown Ups

Friday, April 24, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Concert and book signing
Arts Council of Wyoming County, Perry, NY

Michael Lasser Meets the Gershwins: George and Ira's New York

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Concert and book signing
WXXI, Rochester, NY

"The Hip-Horray and Bally-Hoo": New York Songs of the 1930's

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 12:05 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Massillon Museum, Massillon OH

Cole Porter: Famous and Forgotten

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Concert and with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, Batavia, NY

"Let's Go Slumming, Nose Thumbing, At Park Avenue": The Songs of the Great Depression

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 12 noon
Talk and book signing
National Archives, Washington, DC

Laughing at Something Serious: Born Yesterday and Why Comedy Matters

Monday, July 6, 2009, 10:00 am
Talk
Osher Senior Center, Rochester Institute of Technology

Shedding Grace: The Unlikely Story of Our Unofficial National Anthems

Saturday, July 11, 2009, 2:00 pm
Talk and book signing
R. W. Norton Art Museum, Shreveport, LA

"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Sunday, November 8, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Evansville (IN) Public Library

"Sweet and Low Down": The Gershwins' New York

Thursday, November 9, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY

"Walking Alone": The Songs of World War II

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
The Stage Theater, Warsaw, NY

"Send the Word, Send the Word, Over There": The Songs of World War I

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, and book signing
National World War I Museum, Kansas City, MO

2010

"Idealizing America": Norman Rockwell and Irving Berlin

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

"Chase all Your Cares Away": Harold Arlen + Johnny Mercer + Much, Much More

Saturday, January 30, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glen Ridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"But Oh What Those Five Feet Could Do": Women in the Songs of the Roaring 20's

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Des Moines (IA) Art Center

"Let the Rest of the World Go By": Songs from the Time of American Impressionism

Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, and book signing
Flint Institute of the Arts

Over the Rainbow with Yip Harburg

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Talk
Temple Brith Kodesh, Rochester, NY

"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Tuesday, April 12, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Talk
Cornell Museum of Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

"She's Got the Dancing Fever Bad": Popular Music and the Emergence of Women, 1880-1920

Wednesday, April 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Talk
Cornell Museum of Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

"Alexander's Ragtime Band" The 100th Birthday of a Great American Song

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Talk
OASIS, Rochester, NY

"No Army without Music": The Songs of the Civil War

           May 13, 2010 - Details to be announced
          
Concert
         National Archives, Washington, DC

"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Friday, May 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Talk
Hartford County Public Library, Havre de Grace, MD

An Hour with Elwood Dowd's Rabbit Friend, Harvey

Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Talk
Hartford County Public Library, Havre de Grace, MD

"A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You": Cooking and Cuddling in Popular Songs

Saturday, August 21, 2010,
Talk
McLean Museum of History, Bloomington, IL

"Love is Here to Stay": The Lyrics of Ira Gershwin

Sunday, October 3, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Concert and book signing
New York Society Library

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Montpelier, VT Public Library

Iconic Songs: "God Bless America," "White Christmas," & World War II

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Noon
Talk and book signing
Sullivan Museum, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Our Huckleberry Friend: The Songs of Johnny Mercer

Thursday November 4, 2010, 7:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts, Homer, NY

"Has Anybody Seen My Gal": Popular Music and the Emergence of Women 1910 - 1925

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Talk
Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

2011

"You Can Say an Awful Lot in Seven Reels": Glamour, Movies & Popular Songs

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Talk
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

"It's Got to Be Love":  The Broadway Songs of Richard Rogers

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

Mr.  Astaire and Fred

Monday, January 31, 2011, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Talk and book signing
Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning, Sarasota and Venice, FL

"Come on and Hear!": 100 Years of "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Talk and book signing
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"Come on and Hear!": 100 Years of "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Talk and book signing
Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY

"Come on and Hear!": 100 Years of "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Talk and book signing
National World War I Museum and Kansas City Public Library

"Walking Alone": The Songs of World War II

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Talk
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

The Yankee Doodle Dandies: Songs from the Time of Gustav Stickley

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
        Concert
        Dallas Museum of Art

"Everybody's Doin' It": An Evening of Ragtime

Friday, April 29, 2011
Concert
RIT Performing Arts Series, Rochester, NY

"As Time Goes By":  The Iconic American Songs

Sunday, May 15, 2011
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
WXXI, Rochester, NY

"Come and Hear!" 100 Years of "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Monday, June 6, 2011
Talk
St. John's Home, Rochester, NY

"Let's Have Another Piece of Pie": The Songs of the Great Depression

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Talk
Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Idealizing America: Normal Rockwell and Irving Berlin

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Talk
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi

Turning Pygmalion into My Fair Lady

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Talk
Osher at RIT, Rochester, NY

American Popular Songs from the Turn of the Century

Tuesday, July 7, 2011
Talk
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Mined & Unmined Cole: An Evening of Famous & Forgotten Songs by Cole Porter 

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

"Come on and Hear!": On the 100th Anniversary of "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Monday, July 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Talk
Jefferson Educational Society, Erie, PA

"Just Wait Till I Get Back to O-hi-o": What Songs About the Midwest Tell Us About America

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
Talk

Massillon Art Museum, Massillon, OH

Jewish Songwriters and the Making of American Song

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Genesee-Orleans County Arts Council

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Temple Beth El, Rochester, NY

"We are Coming, Father Abram": Abraham Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Talk
Rose State College Learning Resource Center, Midwest City, OK

Jewish Songwriters and the Making of American Song

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Talk
University of Central Florida Library

"Roll It Along Thro' the Nation": From Slave to Citizen in Popular Song

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Talk
Des Moines Art Center

Jewish Songwriters and the Making of American Song

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Talk
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore

"Come on and Hear!" On the 100th Anniversary of "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3:00 pm
Concert
New York Society Library, New York City

"Till We Meet Again": The Songs of World War I

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Talk
Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT

"Let's Go Slumming, Nose Thumbing, at Park Avenue": The Songs of the Great Depression

Sunday, November 6, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Talk
Utah Museum of Fine Art

"It's Got to Be Love": The Songs of Richard Rodgers'

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts, Homer, NY

"A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and You": Cooking and Cuddling in Popular Songs

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Talk
Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Idealizing America: Norman Rockwell and Irving Berlin

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Talk
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

 

2012 

"Each Tomorrow Morning": The Theater Songs of Jerry Herman

Tuesday, January 28, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones

Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota

"All the Old Familiar Places": Love Songs of Depression and War

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Talk
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

"Let's All Be Americans Now": Popular Music and the Melting Pot

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Talk
Drake Memorial Library, SUNY-Brockport

"Nice Work if You Can Get It": What Work Songs Say About Us

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Talk
National Churchill Museum, Fulton, MO

"To See as Songwriters See"

Friday, March 9, 2012,
Talk
Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville

Jewish Songwriters and the Making of American Song

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Talk
Georgia Southern University Library, Statesboro, GA

"Harlem on My Mind": Songs for Americans in Paris

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Talk
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Riding the Rainbow/Writing the Rainbow: The Lyrics of Yip Harburg

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Talk with singers
C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University

Twentieth Century Love: Modernism & American Popular Song

Tuesday, June 14, 2012
Talk
Cape Cod Museum of Art

Ragtime

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Talk with singers
Osher Senior Center

"Halfway to Heaven": Songs from the Time of the American Impressionists

Thursday, September 9, 2012
Talk
New Britain Museum of American

"All the Old Familiar Places": Love Songs of Depression and War

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Talk
ITOW Museum, Perham, MN

"We Are Coming, Father Abram": Abraham Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Concert
Adams County Library, Gettysburg, PA

"Wild Again, Beguiled Again": Love Songs for Adults

Sunday, October 7, 2012
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Nazareth Arts Center, Rochester, NY

To "Build a Sweet Little Nest": Kansas City & Beyond in Popular Music

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Talk
Kansas City Public Library

"No Army without Music": The Songs of the Civil War

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Talk
American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

"Wild Again, Beguiled Again": Love Songs for Adults

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts Homer, Homer, NY

"Halfway to Heaven with You": How Popular Music Moved Us to the Suburbs

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Talk
Greece Historical Society, Greece, NY

"The Unlikeliest Genius": Irving Berlin

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Talk
Syracuse Stage

2013

Glamour, Celebrity, and Popular Songs

Friday, January 4, 2013
Talk
Toledo Museum of Art

To See As Songwriters See

Wednesday, January 13, 2013
Talk
Chatterbox Club, Rochester, NY

"Wild Again, Beguiled Again": Love Songs for Adults

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glen Ridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"It's the Same Old Song they Sing": The Great Irish Songwriters

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:30 pm
Talk
Basil Hall 135, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Walking Alone: the Songs of World War II

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4:30 pm
Talk
New York Historical Society

"But, Oh, What Those Five Feet Can Do" Popular Songs, the Flapper, and 1920's America

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1:00 pm
Talk
Allentown Art Museum

Beyond the Rainbow with Yip Harburg

Sunday, March 3, 2013
Concert

New York Society Library

Kurt Weill, American Songwriter 

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Harley School, (Sponsored by WXXI)

"By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea Reflections on Water in American Songs

Friday, April 19, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Flint Institute of Art

"Has Anybody Seen Kelly?": The Irish in American Popular Song

Tuesday, May 8, 2013
Talk
McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
National Churchill Museum, Fulton, MO

"No Army without Music": The Songs of the Civil War

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2:00 pm
Talk
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

Guys and Dolls: How Musicals Tell Love Stories

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:00 am
Talk
OSHER at RITe

All the Old Familiar Places": Love Songs of the Depression

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Talk
Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, NEe

The Castles: Making Ragtime Respectable

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Talk
The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

"We are Coming Father Abram": Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War

Friday, October 4, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Averitt Arts Center, Statesboro, GA

Angels and Tomboys: Children in 19th Century American Song

Wednesday, October 16-17, 2013
Talk
Des Moines Art Center

The Rise of Radio and the Coming of Crooning

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Talk
Evansville Museum of Art and History

"You Oughta be in Pictures.": Great Songs from the Movies

Thursday, November 6, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts, Homer, NY

Kurt Weill, American

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Evergreen Museum and Library, Johns Hopkins University

Women in Song in 1913

Sunday, December 1, 2013
Talk
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

2014

Sweet and Low Down: The Gershwins' New York

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Talk
Artis-Naples, Naples, FL

Idealizing America: Norman Rockwell and Irving Berlin

Friday, January 24, 2014
Talk
Artis-Naples, Naples, FL

"You Oughta be in Pictures": Great Songs from the Movies

Thursday, January 25, 2014
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Monday, February 3, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Wood Library, Canandaigua, NY (co-sponsored by the Wood Library, Ontario County Historical Society, and Sonnenberg Gardens)

"We are Coming Father Abram": Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Darien Public Library, Darien, CT

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Friday, March 28, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
GoArts Arts Council, Batavia, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

A History of the Blues

Friday, April 11, 2014
Concert
RIT Performing Artist Series

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Oneida County Historical Society, Utica, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Erie Canal Discovery Center, Lockport, NY

"The Hip-Hooray and Bally-Hoo": Popular Music's Take on New York

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Greece Historical Society, Greece, NY

A History of the Blues

Friday, April 11, 2014
Concert
RIT Performing Artist Series

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Concert and book signing with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
WXXI Voices, Rochester, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Sunday, June 2, 2014
Talk and Book Signing

Brockport Public Library, Brockport, NY

 The Great American Songbook

Friday, June 6, 2014
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Pittsford Community Library, Pittsford, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Wayne County Historical Museum/Lyons Public Library, Lyons, NY

"Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieu": The Songs of Worlds War I

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Talk
Woodrow Wilson House, Washington, DC

Fred and Mr. Astaire

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"Dreaming a Dream": Work and Love in Songs of the Great Depression

Friday, July 11, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Ridgefield Public Library, Ridgefield, CT

The Dark Side of Broadway Musicals

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Osher at RIT

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Seneca Falls Public Library, Seneca Falls, NY

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Scottsville Public Library, Scottsville, NY

"Lets Go Slumming, Nose Thumbing, at Park Avenue": The Songs of the Great Depression

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Livingston Arts, Mt. Morris, NY

"Sound of the Rude World":  Music for the Seward House

Saturday , August 16, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Seward House Historic Museum, Auburn, NY

From Contentment to Chaos: America's Songs, 1890 - 1920

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Brighton Senior Center, Brighton, NY

The Conversations with the Flying Plates: Rogers & Hart & Hammerstein

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Concert and book signing
New York Society Library

Idealizing America: Norman Rockwell and Irving Berlin

Friday, October 10, 2014
Concert and book signing
Spiva Art Center, Joliet, MO

"Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieu": The Songs of World War I

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Kansas City, MO

"Let 'Em Have It Just That Way": The Songwriters of the Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Thorne Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

"Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieu": The Songs of World War I

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Talk
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

America's Songs: The Great American Songbook

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Central Branch, Rochester Public Library

"Sometimes I Wonder": The Songs of Hoagy Carmichael

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center for the Arts of Homer, NY

"The Yanks Are Coming" (Eventually): How Popular Songs Expressed America's Changing Attitudes, 1914 - 1919

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Talk
University of Houston, Houston, TX

"Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieu": The Love Songs of World War I

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Talk
The Printing Museum, Houston, TX

Writing / Riding the Rainbow: The Songs of Yip Harburg

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Talk and Book Signing
Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2015

What Lady Mary and Even Edith Were Singing: The Songs of Downton Abbey

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 2 p.m.
Concert and book signing with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
WXXI Sponsorship -- Asbury Methodist Church, Rochester, NY

Writing / Riding the Rainbow: The Songs of Yip Harburg

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Artis-Naples, Naples, FL

Mined and Unmined Cole

Friday, January 16, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Artis-Naples, Naples, FL

"Building a Dream": Work and Love Songs of the Great Depression

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Talk
Marco Island Historical Museum, Marco Island, FL

Idealizing America: Norman Rockwell and Irving Berlin

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"Sometimes I Wonder": The Songs of Hoagy Carmichael

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieu": The Songs of World War I

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
University of North Carolina, Institute of Arts and Humanities, Chapel Hill, NC

The Great American Songbook: America's "Modernist" Music

Thursday, April 22, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Des Moines Art Center

"We are Coming, Father Abram": Abraham Lincoln and the Songs of the Civil War

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Williamson - Pultneyville Historical Society

"Sounds of the Rude World": The Hudson River Painters and American Song

Friday, July 17, 2015, 4pm
Talk
The Bascom and the Center for Life Enrichment, Highlands, NC

"Sounds of the Rude World": The Hudson River Painters and American Song

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Talk
The Parthenon, Nashville, TN

The Lyrics of Dorothy Fields

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Osher at RIT

"The Best Things in Life": Hochstein's Beginnings in Song

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Concert (and book signing) with Hochstein Voice Faculty
Hochstein Music School

"We're in the Money": The Songs of the Great Depression

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

The Songs of Irving Berlin

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Center of the Arts of Homer

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Greece Historical Society

Hearing America Change: The Songs of World War I

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Talk and Book Signing
Cobblestone Society and Museum, Albion, NY 

Walking Alone: Songs of World War II

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Concert and Book Signing
National Quild Museum, Paducah, KY

Buffalo's Jewish Songwriters

Monday, November 30, 2015
Concert (and book signing) with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Buffalo JCC Book Festival

"May Your Days Be Merry and Bright": The Unlikely Story of White Christmas

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Talk
Seneca Falls Public Library

2016 Talks

Mr. Astaire and Fred

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Talk
Glen Ridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"Hear That Lonesome Whistle": What Train Songs Tell Us About America

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Talk
Plant City (FL) Photo Archives

"Halfway to Heaven": Songs from the Time of Childe Hassam

Thursday, April 24, 2016
Talk
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

America's Songs: The City's Clamor & the Great American Songbook

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Talk and Book Signing
Brockport Historical Society, Morgan-Manning House

Turning Lucky Lindy into Song

Friday, June 10, 2016
Talk
Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton, NJ

"Halfway to Heaven": American Impressionism and American Songs

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Talk
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

Broadway Opera

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Talk
Osher, Rochester Institute of Technology

"Hearing America Change": The Songs of World War I

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7pm
Talk and Book Signing
Grove City College, Grove City, OH

"Walking Alone": The Songs of World War II

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6pm
Talk and Book Signing
Torch, Oak Hill Country Club, Pittsford, NY

"White Christmas": The Unlikely Story of America's Christmas Anthem

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Talk and Book Signing
Fairport Historical Society

2016 Concerts

Downton Abby Roars Through the Twenties

Saturday, January 3, 2016
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Asbury Park Methodist Church, Rochester, NY

What Lady Mary and Even Edith Were Singing: The Songs of Downton Abbey

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Concert
Des Moines Art Center

America's Unlikeliest Genius: The Songs of Irving Berlin

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glen Ridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"I'm the Greatest Star:" The Fabulous Female Singers

Saturday, March19, 2016
Concert with Rochester Gay Men's Choir
Hochstein Auditorium, Rochester

Mined and Unmined Cole: Famous and Forgotten Songs by Cole Porter

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Evergreen Museum

"We'll Build a Sweet Little Nest": Settling the West in Song

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Rockwell Museum of Western Art

"Grand Knowing You": The Songs of Sheldon Harnick

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
New York Society Library

"May Your Days Be Merry and Bright": Popular Songs for the Holidays

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Concert
Des Moines Art Center

 

 

 

 

   

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