RHS to host 1940s music scene program

RUPERT - The Rupert Historical Society will host a program, "The Changing Music Scene of the 1940s," on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Rupert Congregational Church, Route 153 in Rupert Village.

This program, made possible by the Vermont Humanities Council, will be presented by Martin Bryan. Mr. Bryan, a former teacher, is currently on the staff of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury.

For nearly half a century, Bryan has been a collector of vintage recordings, phonographs and ephemera. He will look at the popular music scene of the 1940s - and how music styles evolved from the beginning of the decasde of its end. Martin's talk includes selections from original 78 rpm recordings, ranging from Big Band swing, to wartime music, from popular Broadway musicals to bebop and more.

The program, which is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible, is sponsored by the Rupert Historical Society. For more information, contact society president, Gene Higgins at 802-394-7738.


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