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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents a lecture in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series, December 1, 2009, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m., Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building presented by Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Music, New York University.

Mick Moloney’s illustrated talk on Jewish and Irish collaborations in vaudeville and early Tin Pan Alley explores a fascinating, though largely forgotten, era in American popular culture.  In vaudeville’s heyday between 1880 and 1920, Irish/Jewish collaborations on stage were commonplace. They were attended by all sorts of interesting identity ambiguities. (more…)

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