Don't Stop the Music: The History of Vaudeville

Monday, May 4, 2015

6:30 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2015-05-04 18:30 - 20:15

Vaudeville was a widely popular form of entertainment that flourished in the United States from the 1880s to the early 1930s, featuring song, dance, comedy, magic and other "acts" that drew enthusiastic audiences. Rhode Island's own George M. Cohan was one of the country's most beloved vaudeville performers. 

Learn about Vaudeville with Lloyd Kaplan,  professor of music at the Community College of Rhode Island.  Mr. Kaplan has developed courses of study in opera, 20th century music, the history of jazz and the creative process in the arts. He became a professional musician after playing in an Army band in the 1950s and has performed frequently throughout Rhode Island with his trio, Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats.

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