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Amusicology AMS Buttons and No-Host Reception

The buttons are here:


And if you want one, find Ryan or Drew at #musicon12. 

Or, better yet: Come to the 4th annual Amusicology No-Host reception.  All are welcome!  The gathering takes place from 7-9pm on Friday, November 2 at the Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel, just a three blocks up the road from the conference hotels. 

We hope that this year’s buttons make up for the fact that we can’t pay for your drinks!

October 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Les Misérables Coming “Live” to a Movie Screen Near You

As Ryan Raul Bañagale always tells his students, live theater–especially the genre of the musical–relies on a certain suspension of disbelief. He’s trying to hold the same for the forthcoming Hollywood adaptation of Les Misérables.

Continue Reading September 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm 3 comments

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012): Harmony and Ham

Ryan decided to take a break from Facebook this month, which means he didn’t find out about the sudden passing of composer Marvin Hamlisch in the typical manner. Rather than encounter a series of status updates and links to YouTube videos or obituaries, he happened upon the news while browsing headlines this morning. They inspired this post.

Continue Reading August 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm 1 comment

Amusicology goes to AMS 2011

Ryan Raul Banagale–who apparently is feeling in the blogging mood this week–shares a few highlights and thoughts about the American Musicological Society (AMS) meeting this weekend.

Continue Reading November 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm 2 comments

Better Late than Never: Musicology Job Wiki Roundup 2011

Ryan Raul Banagale sums up the hiring season that was 2010-2011. Better late than never, right?

Continue Reading November 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm 4 comments

The Video that is not Little Richard as a Child Performer, or, How to Unfail Musicology One Post at a Time

Ryan Raul Bañagale responds to an intriguing email he received and current AMS discussions about the “failure” of musicology.

Continue Reading June 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm 33 comments

Acknowledgements That Didn’t Make It Into The Dissertation

Ryan Raul Banagale thanks a few people/places/things that he didn’t in the acknowledgements section of his completed dissertation.

Continue Reading June 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

The Zodiac Suite by Mary Lou Williams

Ryan Banagale on a recent arrangement and performance of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite.

Continue Reading January 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm 4 comments

Porgy and Bess and Itzhak Perlman @ Tanglewood

Ryan Raul Banagale gets all excited about a musical mash-up that will probably never happen (again).

Continue Reading November 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm 3 comments

AMS Preview – Part II (Ryan’s Turn)

Ryan’s plan of attack at AMS, just in case anyone cares!

Continue Reading October 29, 2010 at 8:32 am 1 comment

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