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Hip Trips: Geography in Iconic American Rock Music
Penelope Fritzer

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Some of the most interesting geography making its appearance in music is captured in the iconic rock-and-roll songs of the second-half of the 20th century. The lyrics are uniquely American in their sense of travel through the landscape or in their sense of place. Many of the lyrics that celebrate geography in rock-and-roll derive from the idea of the journey of the seeker moving through the landscape and results in rollicking songs such as those of Chuck Berry and Bob Seger. Some of the other artists, like Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, are often more philosophical and/or political in their geographic approaches. The presentation will consist of a chronology of rock music with many song clips - all with the theme of geography, and handouts listing the music used, so the audience leaves happily humming the relevant songs.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr.  Penelope Fritzer is a professor in FAU's College of Education. She earned her doctorate in English from the University of Miami and is the author of ten books. She has been a lover of rock music since its inception in the 1950s.

SPL4054
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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