Belmont University and The Freedom Forum present Freedom Sings, a free public concert celebrating the First Amendment with award-winning artists such as Bill Lloyd and Don Henry performing "music they didn’t want you to hear" and "music with a message," on Tue., October 4, at 7 p.m. (TODAY) in the Massey Performing Arts Center. The concert is sponsored by The Tennessean and Belmont’s New Century Journalism Program.
Well-known songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "Puff, the Magic Dragon" all have something in common – they each are among hundreds of American popular songs that have been challenged or suppressed because of controversy over their content. These and other songs that have shaped the nation are performed as part of Freedom Sings, a live multi-media performance celebrating freedom of expression in America.
Using musical performance, film, photographs and narration, the critically acclaimed 90-minute program tells the story of almost three centuries of banned or censored music in America, inviting the audience to take a fresh look at the First Amendment and the impact of freedom of speech. >>more
I know... going to see a presentation about the First Amendment doesn't sound exciting, but let me tell you... it is.
Please, go. You won't regret it.