|A Listening Party: The Paisley Underground
September 16, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The 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
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.
|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.
|2008 Sentinel for Health Awards Ceremony
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.
|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.
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.
For more information about the projects and events of the USC Norman Lear Center, please visit us at: learcenter.org.