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Old-Time Radio and the Great American Songbook

July 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Steve Darnell takes us back to Old Time Radio; this audio-visual presentation examines how radio helped to give birth to the “Great American Songbook” by offering songs and singers a unique opportunity to present their songs to a national audience. This show uses both a PowerPoint presentation and a CD of clips featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio—including Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and a rare 1934 performance from George Gershwin! 

*Funds (in whole/part) for this program were provided through a Library CARES award from AgeOptions through funding from the American Rescue Plan Act via the Illinois Department on Aging. 


July 19, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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