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1960's: Loss of Innocence
with Lorraine Masure
Loss of innocence can mean the loss of child-like belief in the inherent happiness and goodness of life because of experiences that render one more aware of reality. How (or maybe why?) did we go from Mayberry to Woodstock, from Broadway’s “The Sound of Music” to “Oh! Calcutta.” From what is remembered to have been the most tumultuous and divisive decade in world history, and yet spawned some of the best pop and Broadway music. Emancipation or anarchy? What was created, what destroyed? Over eight weeks, we’ll review the decade close-up: history, music, and personal recollections. And of course, we’ll “let the sunshine in.”
Lorraine Dutile Masure has led senior college courses about Broadway musicals across four academic venues during the past eight years. She continues to delight connecting with seniors and discussing the alluring world of music and theatre.
Swings the Thing: A Journey Through the Swing Years
with Paul Doherty
Over the six sessions of this course, we will continue what we began with the Jazz Age as we explore the people and events of the 1930’s and early 1940’s, along with the distinct music that gave this era its name. With the sounds of big bands, combos, instrumentalists and vocalists to accompany us, we will go back to this important time in our history and perhaps, along with Duke Ellington, come to truly believe that…It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!
Paul Doherty is retired from teaching, broadcasting, and ministry. He is now enjoying this time of life by enriching his own knowledge, spiritual and otherwise. He gratefully shares the fruits of this gift