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Dixie State’s ‘Unheard Voices’ lecture series: American history and folk song, with David Rovics

ST. GEORGE - This Thursday, Dixie State College of Utah’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” convocation series will continue with a presentation on American history and folk song and a special musical performance.

The presentation is part of the new historical “Unheard Voices” discussion series and will be hosted by David Rovics, an internationally renowned indie musician and political activist. Known for such songs as “Hang a Flag in the Window,” “Who Would Jesus Bomb?” and “Henry Ford Was a Fascist,” Rovics has been recording albums since the 1990s.

He currently lives in Portland, Ore., and tours regularly, playing for audiences large and small at coffee houses, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. His presentation and performance is titled “A People’s History of the United States in Folk Song.”

The forum will begin at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus. Admission is free.

The “Unheard Voices” series will continue Feb. 21, with a discussion on women workers in the American southwest from 1940 to 1980, presented by University of Nevada, Las Vegas Associate Professor of History Dr. Joanne L. Goodwin.

Event details and contact information

Date: Feb. 14

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Dunford Auditorium, Browning Resource Center, DSC campus

Admission: Free

Contact: Dr. Joel A. Lewis – 435-652-7864 or lewis@dixie.edu

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