Authority on Bob Dylan’s culture-changing lyrics will present special program Oct. 20

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Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan’s heritage is reflected in many of his lyrics. Throughout his career, Dylan has used references to Jewish literature and customs to address a broad range of topics, including the conflict between the individual and society, social justice, war and peace, hypocrisy, religion and salvation, identity and love.

Incorporating performances of selected songs from Dylan’s vast catalogue, California educator Howard Mirowitz will illustrate how Dylan incorporates these themes to create the iconic, allusional references that characterize his works.

Bob Dylan is a recent Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature. For a generation, his lyrics have been thoroughly absorbed into the culture. While we know the words, do we know the people, places or events Dylan references? Mirowitz will assist in this exploration as he performs Dylan’s works by singing and playing harmonica and acoustic guitar. He will review Dylan’s entrance into the historic 1960s culture: people and events influencing Dylan, as his work influences the culture.  

Howard Mirowitz is an adjunct faculty member at the University of California-Irvine’s Merage School of Business & Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He is a lifelong Dylan enthusiast who has published numerous articles in Dylan-related websites and magazines.

A playbill with lyrics will be available for attendees.

This special program will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at Sinai Temple, 2800 Franklin St., Michigan City. Admission is $10. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets (exclusively with charge cards), call Sinai Temple at 219-874-4477 Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

One Response to “Authority on Bob Dylan’s culture-changing lyrics will present special program Oct. 20”

  1. Tim

    Sep 24. 2018

    Very cool

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