Odyssey: Songs and Stories of the Jazz Age

When WWI ended, women found themselves at last free to vote, and most of America found itself breaking the law, as the Volstead Act made consuming alcoholic beverages illegal. The music of the decade that followed vividly brings the 1920s to life. Think of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Kern's "Showboat," Nora Bayes' hit recording "Prohibition Blues," and flappers dancing to the biggest hit of the decade—"The Charleston." After examining the Broadway musical, the topical songs of Tin Pan Alley, and the most famous stage performers of the 1920s, we'll be able better to understand the relationship between the music and the era that created it.

912.536.01 Homewood Campus Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45

JHU full-time faculty/staff receive 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners receive 50% remission. Please note that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

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