Category Archives: Music

New Resource: Don Kennedy papers

A new collection related to Atlanta broadcaster, Don Kennedy, is now available in the Special Collections and Archives. The Don Kennedy papers document Kennedy’s wide-ranging radio and television career across more than 60 years. The collection provides a glimpse into … Continue reading

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Holding Blackness in Suspension: Film Screening + Symposium

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Georgia State’s liquid blackness project, together with partners from Emory and GA Tech, are hosting a two-day series of events looking the film work of artist Kahlil Joseph, entitled Holding Blackness in Suspension: The Films of Kahlil Joseph. Mr. Joseph … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Prince

More sad news out of the music world today: Prince has died at age 57. Prince was a prolific musician, releasing more than 30 albums over the course of his career. He had been touring the U.S.; he played two shows … Continue reading

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Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Johnny Mercer

Please join us at the Rialto Center for the Arts on Friday, February 26th at 8:00 pm in celebrating one of America’s most prolific songwriters, Johnny Mercer. Vocalist/trumpeter Joe Gransden, jazz vocalist Kathleen Bertrand, and the Georgia State University Jazz … Continue reading

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45th Anniversary of WRAS

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Monday January 18th marks the 45th anniversary of WRAS Album 88. The Special Collections and Archives houses the WRAS Radio Collection that includes administrative documents, interviews, promos, and over 800 sound recordings of local and independent musicians that appeared on … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: David Bowie

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More sad news for the music world (and beyond). Visionary rock icon David Bowie has passed out of this world forever, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 years old. Bowie’s impact spread well beyond rock music. There are several biographies detailing Bowie’s … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Pierre Boulez, French Conductor and Composer

There is sad news for the music world today. World-renowned French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez has passed away at age 90. Boulez is perhaps best known in the United States as the music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra during the 1970s; … Continue reading

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The Capitol News Magazines

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Issues from a monthly publication produced by Capitol Records have been digitized, and are now available online in the Library’s Digital Collections. The Capitol was published from 1943 to 1959, and it was renamed Capitol News in 1946, Music News … Continue reading

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Upcoming Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lecture: Rinaldo Walcott, “Funk: A Black Note on the Human”

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto

The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of African-American Studies present an upcoming lecture by Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, “Funk: A Black Note on the Human,” on Monday, October 19, at 4:00 p.m. at 25 Park Place, … Continue reading

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“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” in National Recording Registry

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It was announced today that Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” was selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.  Each year 25 sound recordings are added to the registry that have been recognized for their cultural, artistic … Continue reading

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