September 2008

A Listening Party: The Paisley Underground
September 16, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. 
BanglesAlbumThe Norman Lear Center's Popular Music Project (PMP) presents the fourth installment of a series of listening parties in conjunction with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). The topic: "The Paisley Underground" featuring musician and DJ Alejandro Cohen.
Re-visit the California glory days of The Dream Syndicate, The Bangles, The Three O'Clock, Rain Parade, & More... A jingle-jangle, audio-visual excavation of a lost 80's moment in L.A. music. Curated by PMP director Josh Kun. 
LACE: 6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. General Admission is $5. For tickets call 323.957.1777. 

[Also catch Josh Kun at the íViva Yiddish! project, Sept. 20, 8pm, at California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Avenue]
Death of the Critic?: The Future of Music Criticism in the Digital Age AnnPowers
September 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
"The death of the critic" has become a catchphrase in discussing how the Internet has affected arts writing, nowhere more so than in music journalism. The availability of music on the Internet challenges the old idea that criticism is at its heart about description and assessment: why would a reader need someone else's words about a song when she can just listen herself? So is music criticism dying or being reborn? A panel of professionals, led by Los Angeles Times pop music critic Ann Powers, will discuss the perils and possibilities. 
Also, read what other critics are saying about arts criticism.

USC Annenberg School for Communication, Room 207. 
Includes refreshments. Free. RSVP to
2008 Everett M. Rogers Colloquium
October 2, 2008 at Noon
The fourth annual Everett M. Rogers Colloquium, honoring the memory of former professor and doctoral studies chair Everett Rogers, features founder and former president of Population Communications International, David Poindexter.
As the 2008 Rogers Award recipient, Poindexter will speak on the diffusion of entertainment-education.
USC Annenberg School for Communication, Room 207.
Includes lunch. Free. RSVP to
2008 Sentinel for Health Awards Ceremony BanglesAlbum
October 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
The Lear Center's Hollywood, Health & Society project will announce the winners of the ninth annual Sentinel for Health Awards Ceremony.

Six categories of storylines will be recognized - daytime drama, primetime drama, primetime comedy, primetime drama minor storyline, Spanish-language telenovela and the newly added, children's programming. Awards honor exemplary health storylines in television shows.
Writers Guild of America, 7000 West Third Street.
Includes dinner. Free. RSVP to
In This Issue
The Paisley Underground
Death of the Critic?
Ev Rogers Colloquium
Sentinel for Health Awards
D.C. Events
Sept 16: Hollywood & Health: Health Content in Popular Television. 9am, The Kaiser Family Foundation Office, 1330 G. Street NW, Washington D.C.

Sept 25: Democracy in the Age of New Media: Immigration Case Study. 1pm,
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington D.C.

Save the Dates 

Oct 6: Marty Kaplan Interviews Naomi Wolf for ALOUD at the LA Public Library, 7pm 

Oct 27: "Black on Black" documentary by Joe Saltzman plays at Annenberg Auditorium, 5pm 
Nov 14: The Great Southern California Shake-Out at Nokia Plaza in the evening.
Nov 15: Marty Kaplan & Norman Corwin at Thousand Oaks Library, 7pm
 Nov 22:
"The Best Medicine? Medical Dramas, Health Policy, and Viewer Socialization" panel at the National Communication Association Convention in San Diego, 9:30am.
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