Delivering the annual Robert D. Klein Lecture, English professor Carla Kaplan discussed the complicated story of white women who passed for black in the 1920s.
Whether or not you’re a fan of pop star Katy Perry, her skyrocketing success cannot be denied. She won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend, and recently became the first female artist in the Billboard Hot 100 history to have five singles from one album reach No. 1 — joining only Michael Jackson in achieving this feat. We asked music industry expert David Herlihy, associate academic specialist in the College of Arts, Media and Design, to examine how the music industry has changed since Jackson’s reign.
Northeastern music department chair Anthony De Ritis is in Beijing on a Fulbright grant, creating an online resource on traditional Chinese instruments.
Student’s paper, recently published in a musicology journal, examines hip-hop as a means for easing social conflict in the Mideast
Music professor brings together music from Arab and Israeli cultures and conducts two choral groups in “Middle East Harmonies.”