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Sunday, March 25 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Los Angeles

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Barney Hoskyns, “The City That Celebrates Itself: Los Angeles on Los Angeles”

Ken Tucker, “L.A. Eccentricity in the 1970s: Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Hirth Martinez, and Moon Martin”

Robert Fink, “’This Is Los Angeles’:  Sampling the Urban Jungle with Tom Brokaw (and Friends)”

Moderator: Tim Riley


Robert Fink

Robert Fink is Professor and Chair of Musicology at UCLA. He focuses on music after 1965, with special interests in minimalism, popular music, post-modernism, and music in Los Angeles. Ongoing projects include a study of the politics of classical music after the canon, tentatively titled DeClassified; and an edited collection on tone and timbre in popular music.   Abstract: | | "'This Is Los Angeles': Sampling the Urban Jungle with Tom... Read More →

Barney Hoskyns

Barney Hoskyns co-founded and editorially directs the online music-journalism library Rock’s Backpages. He is the author of, among other books, Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes & the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters & Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2006) and the Tom Waits biography Lowside of the Road (2009). He lives in East Sheen, southwest London.   Abstract: | | "The... Read More →

Tim Riley

NPR critic and author Tim Riley\'s fifth book is a major new biography of John Ono Lennon (Hyperion, 2011). He was Critic in Residence at Brown University in 2008, and teaches digital and music journalism at Emerson College in Boston.

Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker has worked, chronologically, at The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Entertainment Weekly. He is music critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and author of the Steely Dan chapter of the first edition of The Rolling Stone: Illustrated History of Rock and Roll edited by Jim Miller, subsequently deleted from later editions.   Abstract: | | "L.A. Eccentricity in the 1970s... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012