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The Wolfe Institute: Populuxe: Paul Whiteman and the Birth of Glorified Pop 

DESCRIPTION: Paul Whiteman and the Birth of Popluar Symphonic Jazz John Howland is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Rutgers University, where he specializes in the study of the arranging traditions of popular music, big band jazz, jazz-related dance bands, musical theater, and the media of film and radio. His forthcoming book, “Ellington Uptown”: Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, and the Birth of Concert Jazz (University of Michigan Press) traces African American contributions to the symphonic jazz vogue of the 1920s through 1940s. He is also working on a second book project, With Strings: Orchestral Pop and Glorified Entertainment. Howland is co-founder and co-editor of Jazz Perspectives, an interdisciplinary jazz studies journal that recently won the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Charlesworth Award for Best New Journal of 2007.  
DATE: Thursday, April17, 2008
TIME: 12:15pm to 1:45pm 
LOCATION: Maroon Room, 6th floor, Student Center 
CONTACT: Carl Clements 
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