1/24, 2/7, 14, 21, 28, 3/7, 14, 21
Boca Raton 1/11, 18, 25, 2/8, 15, 22, 3/1, 8
3/9/23 7 pm
Boca Raton 2/16/23 7 pm
The Songs Of Greenwich Village
This concert will also be archived for home viewing at your convenience; call 561-297-3185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is also archived
for home viewing; call 561-297-3185 or email email@example.com
Old & New Favorites
Recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award
Old & New Favorites
Celebrated for their grace, humor, passion, and style—and often considered the very best at what they do--great artists provide the music and words that define their time. From the brilliant perfection of violinist Joshua Heifetz to the sophisticated rhythms of the Duke Ellington Orchestra—now in its 100th year; from the raw testimony of Ethel Waters and Josh White to the elegance of My Fair Lady; from comic-book novelty hits to the classic arias of Jose Carreras; from the drama of Fleetwood Mac to the wise counsel of Leonard Cohen, their stories live on in song. This course examines the work, biographies, and enduring importance of these musical artists, and attempts to sort myth from reality, using updated videos and excerpts from feature films, live performances, and a few surprises.
Biographical Information: Rod MacDonald began his career as a singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1973. He has 21 songs in the Smithsonian Folkways collection and 12 solo CDs, including the 2020 release "Boulevard". He performs at festivals and in clubs and concerts locally and throughout North America and Europe, and was named Best Local Acoustic Performer in Broward and Palm Beach counties by New Times, and one of the Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County by the Palm Beach Post. An instructor with LLS since 2006, his previous series include Folksinging in Modern Times, The Great American Songbook, The Roots of Rock & Roll, and Mastery Of The Art.
--Rod MacDonald became one of Greenwich Village’s top singer-songwriters during the 1970s to the 1990s, and today performs throughout North America and Europe. He co-founded and is still the President of the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. In South Florida, he has been named “Best Local Acoustic Artist” by New Times and one of the “Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County” by The Palm Beach Post, who named his 2014 CD, Later That Night, “Best Local CD of 2014.” He has been Music Americana instructor at FAU since 2006.