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Saturday, April 22 • 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Cold War

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Marilisa Merolla, “A Sonic Weapon. Cold War, Hot Rhythms in the Mediterranean United States of Blues (1954–1989)”
Tom Smucker, “The Night Mike Love Sang ‘California Girls’ at the Folk Rock Response to a Fascist Coup”
Lauren Rever, “Erich, Honey! How Udo Lindenberg's "Sonderzug" Made its Way into East German Politics”

Moderators
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Steve Waksman

Steve Waksman is Professor of Music and Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of American Studies at Smith College. His publications include the books Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience (1999) and This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (2009). Currently, he is writing a new book on the cultural history of live music and performance in the U.S., tentatively titled, Live Music in America: A History, 1850-2000... Read More →

Speakers
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Marilisa Merolla

Marilisa Merolla is associate professor in Contemporary History at La Sapienza Università di Roma. She is the founder and the director of "Music Making History Research Unit" which co-operates with several Universities throughout Europe and United States. Among the numerous international publications, she is the author of... Read More →
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Lauren Rever

Lauren Rever is a Master's candidate in American studies at The George Washington University concentrating in museums and material culture. Her interests include American history, material culture, and popular culture. She is especially interested in public history and how history can best be told to and alongside audiences. Lauren received her B.A. from Boston College in 2014 with a major in History and German and spent a year teaching English in Hamburg, Germany... Read More →
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Tom Smucker

Tom Smucker has been writing about pop music and politics since Woodstock. He is currently president of the CWA Local 1101 Retired Members Council and an Elder at Middle Collegiate Church, and a long, long time ago was the first and last Marxist-Leninist gossip columnist at the Village Voice... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Demo Lab MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109