History of American Popular music
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free & open to the public
Presented by Michael Lasser, lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, teacher, and host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin' Rhythm
Lasser will present American popular music as social history and will include the works of such songwriters as the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin between 1920 and 1950 and the role songs about the Midwest played in popular music and social attitudes of the time.
The 2019 Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library.