Tag Archives: music

Coming of age through grief and music

Boston College graduate Katie Moulton tells the story of her coming of age through grief and the music of Tom Petty in her new audiobook memoir, Dead Dad Club. Moulton’s father, a former record store manager who passed on his … Continue reading

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Imagine…

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of legendary musician John Lennon. In a new book, Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and his frequent co-author Casey Sherman team up with bestselling novelist James Patterson to tell the story … Continue reading

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Book prize for Lucas

Associate Professor of Music Ann E. Lucas has been awarded the 2020 Bruno Nettl Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology for her book, Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions (University of California Press, 2019). … Continue reading

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Flowing Tides

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, a leading authority on Irish traditional music, will present on his new book, Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape, on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. Following his talk will be … Continue reading

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Way Down in Louisiana

Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2015) is a collection of profiles of musicians from Cajun and Creole country, a place where tradition and innovation rub against one another from the kitchen to … Continue reading

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The Colorization of America

Jeff Chang, author of the book Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2014), will speak at Boston College on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 101. In Who We Be, Chang examines the … Continue reading

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Bach, reinvented

Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs Senior Fellow Paul Elie will present “Technician of the Sacred: J.S. Bach” on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Elie’s book Reinventing Bach tells the story of … Continue reading

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Listen to the music man

The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross will talk about his latest book, Listen to This, on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Ross’ first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, is an … Continue reading

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Accidental band geek

There will be a release party Oct. 2 for Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne, BC Class of 1997. The event, which will feature a book sale, will be held at 2 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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