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Friday, March 23 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
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Kathryn Ostrofsky, “Taking Sesame to the Streets: Young Children’s Interactions with Pop Music in the Urban Classrooms of 1970s New York”

Mark Coleman, “’I Hear Music in the Streets’: New York’s Postdisco
Boombox Democracy” 

Scott Seward, “Puerto Ricans, Black Men, and No Less Than One
Dominican: Slammin’ the Rock with Todd Terry, Chep Nuñez , Blade Runners, and The Blue Jean Regime—An Exegesis of 1990’s Warlock Records War Party Compilation Sliced and Edited in the Style Of Omar Santana”

Moderator: Jim Miller


Speakers
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Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman is the author of Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music Machines and Money (Da Capo). A former senior editor at Rolling Stone, he moved to New York City in 1981 and began writing for New York Rocker and The Village Voice not long after. He still lives in New York, thirty years later.   Abstract: | | "These Are The Breaks: How a few dozen obscure records transformed the world of pop music" As the legend... Read More →
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Jim Miller

Jim Miller, formerly a rock critic for Rolling Stone, the New Republic, and for Newsweek (1980-1990), is Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research.  The original editor of  The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll, he is also the author of Flowers in the Dustbin: the Rise of Rock’n’roll, 1947-1977.
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Kathryn Ostrofsky

Kathryn A. Ostrofsky is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania, studying media and music in 20th century American culture. She is working on a dissertation tentatively entitled "Everybody's Song: Sesame Street Music and the History of Familiarity and Participation in 20th Century Popular Culture."   Abstract: | | "Taking Sesame to the Streets: Young Children's Interactions with Pop Music in the Urban Classrooms... Read More →
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Scott Seward

Scott Seward wrote frequently for the Village Voice music section from 1999 to 2006. Since 2006, he has written monthly for Decibel Magazine. He also owns and operates John Doe Jr. Used Records & Books in Greenfield, Massachusetts.   Abstract: | | "Puerto Ricans, Black Men, and No Less Than One Dominican: Slammin' the Rock with Todd Terry, Chep Nuñez , Blade Runners, and The Blue Jean Regime – An Exegesis of 1990's... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012