Music

Memorial Day Writers Project – May 29 on The Mall in D.C.

May 16, 2017

The Memorial Day Writers Project will hold its 24th biannual open mic event for veterans and friends of veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, starting at 11:30 a.m.  The…

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‘Music and Veterans’ Panel at the Library of Congress May 5

April 27, 2017

Music and Veterans: The Vietnam Era & Disco is the title of a panel discussion that will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Library of Congress. Karen…

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Scoring the Vietnam War (in the Ken Burns Doc)

February 1, 2017

Trent Reznor, best known as the lead singer of the hard rocking band Nine Inch Nails , also has made his mark in recent years as a composer of movie scores. He and collaborator Atticus Ross…

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Stars & Stripes: Music and the Vietnam War

November 10, 2016

The just-posted November 10 Stars & Stripes has an excellent feature article that can be read on line, "Vietnam: The First Rock and Roll War " by Sean Moores, that looks in depth at popular music and…

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Music Query: Aussie Band Xanadu

August 25, 2016

Paul Sweeney, who plays in a band in Australia with Don Morrison, would like to hear from Vietnam War veterans who saw Morrison perform for the troops in country in 1971 with his siblings Barrie…

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‘Sidetrack of War’ at Columbia University, April 28

April 27, 2016

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 28, the Service Together organization is presenting “Soundtrack of War, ” a performance and discussion event featuring Eli Smith, host of the Down Home Radio Show,  and Peter Stampfil of the The Holy Modal…

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Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D.C. Nov. 8

October 29, 2015

  One of the highlights of Vietnam Veterans of America's National Convention in July was the live appearance of Jefferson Starship at the Tuesday evening Welcome Home concert. The Starship---still rocking in 2015, as those…

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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music by Andrew Grant Jackson

February 3, 2015

The VVA Vetera n's Arts Editor Marc Leepson opened an envelope and handed me the book inside. “This book might be of interest to you, " he said. The cover art, with its hand-drawn lettering,…

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Big Veterans Day Concert on the Mall in D.C.

October 15, 2014

HBO has been a long-time supporter of America's veterans. The giant pay cable network continues that admirable endeavor with its sponsorship of what promises to be a memorable live concert on Veterans Day, November 11.…

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Bruce Springsteen's 'The Wall'

March 6, 2014

The mega rock star Bruce Springsteen was a crucial supporter of Vietnam Veterans of America during its early years. When the then-three-year-old organization was struggling financially in the summer of 1981, Springsteen turned over all…

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