April 22, 2010 - On Friday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Jerome Kleinsasser, Professor of Music at CSUB, will speak on Bakersfield native son and opera great Lawrence Tibbett. His talk is titled, "Lawrence Tibbett: America's First Labor Leader for the Performing Arts." A pioneer in opera, sound motion pictures, and radio concert shows, Tibbett was also a formative figure in the labor movement for musical performers. Professor Kleinsasser's presentation will focus on Tibbett's involvement in the labor movement.
This event will be held in Music 112. History Forum events are free and open to thepublic. For more information on this talk, please call the History Department at 654-3079.
For more information:History Dept.
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