George M. Cohan, Over There (New York: William Jerome Publishing Corporation, 1917). Gift of anonymous donor. Image courtesy of The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Public radio host and Peabody Award winner Michael Lasser, who has been talking about popular music as social history for over thirty-five years, turns his expertise to the time of World War I, when songs like the military-themed anthem “Over There” reflected the imaginations of a country newly at war. Accompanied by live performances of some of the most notable songs from the period, his approach is richly musical, anecdotal, insightful, often amusing, and just as often emotional, and audiences may be compelled to singalong with their favorite numbers.
This public program is held in conjunction with the exhibition World War 1 and American Art. Visit community.pafa.org/join to become a member today! For more information contact our Membership Office at 215-972-2077.
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