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Discussion on Music Censorship with Byron Stripling, Dave Powers & Christian Howes

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by Mark Subel on September 1, 2011

For more than sixty years, music lyrics have been banned repeatedly no matter the greatness of their singers. The Jazz Arts Group and the Thurber House present an evening of music and lyrics that have once fanned the flames of controversy featuring Byron Stripling, Dave Powers, and Christian Howes.

Music censorship didn’t begin in the ‘80s with Tipper Gore and the PMRC. Dean Martin’s hit song “Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am” was banned by radio stations for having suggestive lyrics. Rosemary Clooney’s “Mambo Italiano” was deemed having lyrics void of good taste. The lyrics of the Cole Porter classic, “I Get a Kick Out of You” were changed for airplay due to a reference to cocaine. And Billie Holiday’s version of “Love for Sale” was banned for references to prostitution. Join Byron Stripling & Friends for an entertaining and educational look at how censorship has affected popular music even before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll!

Save $10 on Tickets to “Don’t Listen to This”

Jazz Arts Group: Inside Track: Don’t Listen To This!
In partnership with the Thurber House
Lincoln Theatre
769 East Long Street
Columbus, OH
September 23 and 24th at 8pm

Tickets for “Don’t Listen to This”

Single tickets are available through the CAPA Ticket Office for $37 (loge) and $32 (main floor). Student tickets are $15 (with ID at door). Tickets are also available by phone at 614-469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets.

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