Category Archives: Music

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

Capitol News 1950

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

Johnny Mercer at Capitol Records

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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CENCIA, School of Music Host “Viktor Ullmann’s Legacy from Theresienstadt” Concert

On Thursday, October 16, Georgia State’s School of Music, in collaboration with Elysium Between Two Continents and CENCIA will present a concert featuring the works of composer Viktor Ullmann. Ullmann was an accomplished musician and composer who lived in various parts … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook Vocal Competition

On Saturday May 10th, The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition and Workshop will be held on the Georgia State University campus.  This event is presented by The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative and is dedicated solely to … Continue reading

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Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Please join us at the Rialto Center for the Arts in celebrating Johnny Mercer with a concert featuring trumpeter Joe Gransden and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford with the Georgia State University Jazz Band on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication – Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World

Glenn T. Eskew of the Department of History has recently published Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, a new biography on the Georgia native songwriter. “Exhaustively researched, Glenn T. Eskew’s biography improves upon earlier popular treatments of the Savannah, … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Beatles vs. Stones

cover image, John McMillian, Beatles vs. Stones

John McMillian of the Department of History has recently published Beatles vs. Stones, a lively discussion of the complex relationship between two legendary bands which dominated rock culture during the 1960s and well beyond. Recently reviewed in the New York … Continue reading

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Middle East Institute Presentation Examines the Culture and Politics of Israeli Pop Music

The Middle East Institute and the Georgia State University Hillel (Campus Center for Jewish Life) are co-sponsoring a presentation by guest speaker Dotan Harpak, entitled: Beats or Politics: A Look into Israeli Hip-hop and Pop Music Mr. Harpak is an … Continue reading

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