Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the World War I Alliance

Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the World War I Alliance

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore the contributions of popular songs from the U.S., Canada, and Britain to the Allies of World War I. This program, presented by musicologists and musical performers, includes slides, films, period recordings, and live performances of sheet music. Six university faculty from Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, Bloomington, and University of York, England, created this program in association with the American Musicological Society and the Library of Congress exhibition World War I: American Artists View the Great War.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
OPRFHS Show Choir Performance

OPRFHS Show Choir Performance

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Friends' Folk Music Concert: Chris Valillo

Friends' Folk Music Concert: Chris Valillo

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chris Vallillo is a nationally acclaimed folk singer and songwriter who makes the people and places of "unmetropolitan" America come to life in song. Vallillo's newest concert, "Oh, Freedom, Songs of the Civil Rights Movement," recalls the music of a turbulent time in America.

Performing on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars, harmonica, Jew's harp, and hammer dulcimer, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary, and traditional folk songs and narratives into a compelling portrait of the history and lifestyles of the Midwest.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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