Listening to Music in a Culture of Distraction
December 3, 2013 in the Lounge of Clementine Cafe
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Wine & Cheese; Lecture; Q&A with the Audience
In his 2007 commencement address at Stanford University, poet Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, told his audience: "I worry about a culture that bit by bit trades off the challenging pleasures of art for the easy comforts of entertainment." Join us as cultural critic and former NPR editor and producer Ken Myers examines why our habits of treating music merely as a sedative or stimulant is preventing us from receiving some of the greatest gifts of beauty and wonder. (Click here for the Cafe Veritas website.)
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