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David Lewis' Music Lectures at the Main Library Expand to Saturdays

The presentations on The History of Cincinnati Music that David (“Uncle Dave”) Lewis has been presenting at the Main Library over the last year or so have been so good — so enlightening and entertaining — that one wishes he could do it for much larger crowds at the Aronoff Center or Music Hall. Or as a professor at University of Cincinnati — he’d be great there. He combines his original research with recordings and archival film footage and still photographs (when available).One of his presentations, about Homer Rodeheaver, whose Cincinnati-based publishing company and record label were pioneers of sacred music and who was also close to the famous 1920s preacher Billy Sunday, got a nod as Best Arts Lecture last year from CityBeat.But because his presentations have been on Wednesday evenings, many haven’t been able to attend. But now there’s a second chance. The Main Library’s music librarian, Steven Kemple, has arranged for Lewis to present reprises of his past lectures at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month in the Reading Garden. It starts tomorrow with The Hymn Composers of Cincinnati: Philips, Bliss & Doane, and Lewis will have guest pianist Jeremy Stevenson with him. All lectures are free.Looking ahead beyond tomorrow, here’s the 2015 schedule so far for Lewis’ Saturday encore presentations:Feb. 28: The Rodeheaver Record Company of Cincinnati March 28: The Ohio Phonograph Company (with guest Patrick Feaster presenting the oldest known recordings of the human voice!)April 25: Earl Fuller, Cincinnati's Daddy of "Jaz"June 27: Cincinnati's Billy Golden and the Legacy of American MinstrelsyJuly 25: Keep a Song in Your Soul: Mamie Smith, the "Queen of the Blues"Aug. 29: It's More Than New York: Overview of Cincinnati Sound Recordings & How to Investigate Them (Part 1)Sept. 26: It's More Than New York... (Part 2)Oct. 31: Scary Stuff from CincinnatiNov. 28: It's More Than New York... (Part 3)At the same time, Lewis is continuing with his new lectures on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Here is the schedule for those to date:Feb. 11: Fats Waller and Una Mae Carlisle – A Romance Made on RadioMarch 11: Stay in the Wagonyard: The Lergacy of Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JonesApril 8: Cincinnati Jazz of the 1920s II: Ray Miller and Marion McKayMay 13: Cincinnati Jazz of the 1920s III: Bernie Cummins, Henry TheisJune 10: The Singing Groups of Southwestern Ohio: The Mills Brothers, the Ink Spots, the CharioteersJuly 8: Cincinnatians in Silent Film: Arthur V. Johnson and Theda BaraAug. 12: Cincinnati Show People: Harry Richman and Libby HolmanSept. 9: Singin’ Dirty Songs: Party Record King Larry VincentOct. 14: The Library of Congress’ Field Trip to Cincinnati in 1938Nov. 11: Rosemary Clooney (tentative)Dec. 9: The Count of Monte Cristo (1913) with Cincinnatian James O’Neill
 
 

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