Popular Music Project presents: “Suburbs with Karen Tongson”


Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 6:30pm

The Norman Lear Center’s Popular Music Project in conjunction with the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) present a series of listening parties beginning March 4 through June 3. These interactive public conversations are inspired by the current explosion of mp3 players, podcasts and other mobile media that are used to score the soundtrack of everyday life. This event features Karen Tongson, an English and Gender Studies professor at USC, who will facilitate the first of this series called “Suburbs.”  Tongson is currently working on a book titled RELOCATIONS, about race and sexuality in the southern California suburbs for the NYU Press.  She is also a co-founder (with Christine Balance and Alexandra Vazquez) of the popblog Oh! Industry. These interactive public conversations are curated by communication professor Josh Kun, director of the Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg's Norman Lear Center. For tickets call 323.957.1777, General Admission is $5.