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International Lecture Series 2020

February 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The premier Vero Beach lecture program, now in its 38th year, brings the finest arts and humanities scholars to our community. In 2020, the Museum will present four high-profile speakers. Live seating has SOLD OUT! REGISTER NOW for Simulcast seating in the Leonhardt Auditorium. Individual simulcast presentation tickets are also available.

Music and Modernity: American Popular Song from the 1920s-40s

March 7 @ 2:00 pm

Michael Lasser, Music Scholar Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, Musicians The songwriters of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway borrowed from ragtime and jazz to make a new, distinctively American popular music. Irving Berlin, raised in poverty on the Lower East Side, was working as a singing waiter in a tough joint in Chinatown when he wrote his first song. George Gershwin was a teenager who used to sneak into Harlem rent parties to hear the piano players “stride” across the…

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