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American Routes

A weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music and featuring background articles and interviews with the artists.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” is first performed

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December 30, 1879

Mexican Revolution begins

An EDSITEment Spotlight on the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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  • Spirituals

    Created October 6, 2010
    Spirituals

    Tap into an African-American song tradition that has fired hope throughout the long struggle for freedom.

  • Learning the Blues

    Created September 30, 2010
    Learning the Blues: Blues

    Take a virtual field trip to Memphis, Tennessee, and explore the history of the blues.

  • Music from Across America

    Created September 28, 2010
    Music from Across America: Zydeco musician

    Students listen to a variety of popular, traditional, and ethnic American music, from the evocative sounds of Native American drumming to the lively sounds of zydeco music from Louisiana.

  • Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory

    Created September 23, 2010
    Jazz and World War II: Billie Holiday

    Learn about the effects that the Second World War had on jazz music as well as the contributions that jazz musicians made to the war effort. This lesson will help students explore the role of jazz in American society and the ways that jazz functioned as an export of American culture and a means of resistance to the Nazis.

    Launchpad: Live From Antiquity

    Live from Antiquity!

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    1) Read and discuss Antigone by Sophocles. Note about this edition: the arrows at the top-right corner of the text allow you to progress page by page through the work. The red mark on a blue bar along the top of the work shows how far you have progressed through the text.

    German composer Ludwig van Beethoven born

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