EVENT CANCELLED: Ben Yagoda | The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

Tue, January 27, 2015 7:30 P.M.
Cost: FREE

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Popular grammarian and cultural historian Ben Yagoda is the author, co-author, and editor of 12 books, including How to Not Write Bad, Will Rogers: A Biography, and About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made. He is a professor of journalism and English at the University of Delaware, and has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, The American Scholar, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among many other publications. From Gershwin to Sinatra to Randy Newman, in The B Side Yagoda presses “play” on the history of the changing tastes, economics, and culture of a unique era in American songwriting. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103