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"You got a lot to learn..." - Springsteen Archives' free online/in-person convos/lectures for April



April 14, 2024


While The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University (BSACAM)'s biggest event scheduled for this month remains, of course, The 2024 American Music Honors, the Archives also is offering two free author conversation/lecture events in April, one online and one in-person at Monmouth University. Here are details on both events, including information on how to register and/or get your ticket to attend in person, free of charge:


First up, online this coming Thursday, April 18 beginning at 7pm ET, is the continuation of the Archives' monthly Conversations with our Curator series. This month, BSACAM Curator Melissa Ziobro will be in conversation online with Jim Cullen, author of the books Bridge and Tunnel Boys: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and the Metropolitan Sound of the American Century (2023) and Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen in American Life (2024, 3rd revised/updated edition.) Use the QR code below or click here to register to attend online, free of charge.



And on the evening of Thursday April 25, the day after the 2024 American Music Honors event, the Archives will present its first annual "President’s Lecture on Music History and Contemporary America." As per the official announcement/flyer, "Hosted by Monmouth University President and BSACAM Board of Directors Chair Patrick F. Leahy, this inaugural event will highlight how music history can inform our understanding of the world we live in today...The inaugural event will feature The New York Times’ best-selling author and acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley, who will present 'Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology): Long Sixties Protest Music and the Earth Day Revolution,' a timely reflection on music and the environment, coming shortly after Earth Day. Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair."


Brinkley's lecture will begin at 7pm ET and take place on-campus at Monmouth University's Great Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, and advanced registration is required. To reserve your complimentary seat for the President’s Lecture, use the QR code below or click here.



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