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Once again this year Dr. Demento presents a series of talks at his alma mater, Reed College in Portland, OR.
All talks are at 8 PM in the Vollum Lecture Hall, next to Eliot Circle in the middle of the campus. Entrance and parking off Woodstock Blvd.
The talks are open to the public. Admission is $5.
Friday, January 25 - A Century of Protest
A history of protest song in America, from the early 20th Century to the present time. Subjects include war, racial and ethnic discrimination, labor and more.
Saturday, January 26 - We're All Americans Now (?)
The many peoples who came to this country as immigrants or slaves each brought their own long-established musical cultures. A look at how many of those forms of music contributed to our musical culture as a whole. (There will be discussion of America's history of racial and ethnic discrimination).
Sunday, January 27 - Ragtime to Rap in an hour & a quarter
Dr. Demento has collected and studied an immense variety of American popular music from before 1900 to the present. He will present an overview of its evolution, how each generation's music influenced what came after, and what ties the whole story together.