Category Archives: Music

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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School of Music Professor Receives ASCAP Honor

Congratulations to Dr. Marie Sumner-Lott, whose article, “At the Intersection of Public and Private Musical Life: Brahms’s Op. 51 Quartets,” was recently recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as one of its Deems Taylor Award … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook Initiative

Michael Feinstein, a singer, pianist, and dedicated advocate of the Great American Songbook, recently visited the Special Collections and Archives to view the Johnny Mercer Collections and to discuss our educational initiatives supported by The Johnny Mercer Foundation. Michael Feinstein’s Great … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook Competition

On Saturday May 11th, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative will host a high school vocal academy and competition dedicated solely to the music from Broadway, Hollywood musicals and the Tin Pan Alley era of the early to mid-twentieth … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

cover, Alex Sayf Cummings, Democracy of Sound

Georgia State University Department of History’s Prof. Alex Sayf Cummings has recently published Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century (2013). “In Democracy of Sound, Alex Sayf Cummings uncovers the little-known history … Continue reading

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Trouble Accessing Articles?

Looking for a specific article? Here’s how to tell if the library has it and how to get a copy if we don’t. Step 1: Find It @ GSU You’ll be able to access articles in journals the library subscribes … Continue reading

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Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions: A Centennial Celebration

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, Georgia State University is presenting an event that highlights the significance of the conventions and their importance in the development of country music.  The event … Continue reading

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