February 26, 2013

Owens Reschedules ‘America’s Music’ Series Event for April 2

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” event originally scheduled for Feb. 26 will now take place on Tuesday, April 2.

The educational program will begin at 7 p.m. in Perrysburg’s Way Public Library and focus on the genre of bluegrass and country music. A musical performance by the Hand Hewn String Band will kick off the event, which will be followed by the feature film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music”. Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture faculty member Dr. Matthew Donahue will lead a lecture discussion at the film’s conclusion. All “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” programming presented by Owens is free and open to the public.

The remaining “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” events will occur at the following dates, times and locations:

(Rock ’n’ Roll)
Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre in Perrysburg Township
Film: “The History of Rock ’n’ Roll”
Musical Performance: MAD 45

(Mambo and Hip Hop)
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre in Perrysburg Township
Film: “Latin Music USA” and “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale”
Musical Performance: Price of the Ticket

“America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” is designed to introduce genres of 20th century American popular music that are deeply connected to the history, culture and geography of the United States. The program features documentary screenings, musical performances and scholar-led discussions on such musical genres as blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and county, rock ’n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop.

For more information about the “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” series, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-7956 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7956.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.