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How New Yorkers Re-invented Holiday Music, And Why We're All Still Singing Along

at South Huntington Public Library | Thu Dec 13

Location

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
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Tel: 631-549-4411

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Date & Time

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Thu, Dec 13, 2018
Cost: Free Event
Description

"Dozens of unforgettable holiday tunes, from "White Christmas" to "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," were written in or near Tin Pan Alley in New York in the mid-20th century. Songwriters like Irving Berlin and Johnny Marks, many of them new Americans from diverse backgrounds, contributed a secular style of holiday celebration that helped sustain America through the Great Depression, World War II and post-war dislocation. Longtime music buff Warren Strugatch will talk about why holiday music matters and share images of vintage sheet music and old record covers as well as classic Hollywood and Broadway stills. He'll also play audio clips of favorites and rarities. Join us!" - South Huntington Public Library

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