Music

“The Girl in the Photograph” and “Children of Fire”

December 11, 2019

In 1972, the jazz trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe was so taken with the famed “The Girl in the Photograph” image of nine-year-old Kim Phuc naked and fleeing a napalm attack in South Vietnam that…

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‘Thunder Mountain’: A Country-Rock Single about a Vietnam War Veteran

November 26, 2019

County music singer/songwriter Rob Appleblatt’s second single, “Thunder Mountain,” is a powerful country rocker that deals with a Vietnam War veteran’s post-war struggles. The song, Appleblatt says, “is about the selfless sacrifice our warriors make for…

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Student Music Query: What We Listened To

January 25, 2019

Grace Powers, a senior at Drexel University, is working on her senior thesis, which she has titled "The Affect of American Popular Music on Vietnam Veterans during War Time." The goal of the project, she…

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Cyril Pahinui, 1950-2018

December 19, 2018

Cyril Pahinui, a renowned Hawaiian lack-key guitar player who was drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam War, died November 17 at age 68 of an Agent Orange-related lung disorder and pneumonia. Pahinui…

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Memorial Day Writers Project in D.C. May 28

May 23, 2018

The Memorial Day Writers Project will hold its 25th biannual reading on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Project's tent will be set up…

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May Screening in D.C. of ‘Vietnam: An Inner View’ doc

March 28, 2018

The new documentary film, "Vietnam: An Inner View," will have its Atlantic Coast premiere on Thursday, May 24, at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C. There will be two screenings of the film, which the…

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Henry Threadgill Performs in NYC in November – Vietnam Vets Invited

October 27, 2017

The renowned Pulitzer-Prize-winning jazz composer Henry Threadgill will be performing mixed media pieces in two venues in New York City in mid-November: on November 17 at 7:30 p.m at the Tilton Gallery (8 E. 76th St.), and on November 18…

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Henry Threadgill at Lincoln Center: VVA Members Invited

August 24, 2017

The renowned jazz musician Henry Threadgill will be doing two concerts, on September 22 and 23, at Rose Theater in Lincoln Center in New York City. Titled “The Pulitzer Nights,” the concerts will highlight the…

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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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