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Recording Queer ATL: Archives of The American Music Show

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Recording Queer ATL: Archives of The American Music Show

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Registration required: https://emorylib.info/ams

The American Music Show (1981—2005) was a groundbreaking queer public access TV program that was produced in Atlanta. This variety show featured recurring performances by personalities like RuPaul, Lady Bunny, and Jayne County. During its 24 years on the air, it recorded “one of the most thorough archives of queer Atlanta history” (Wussy Mag). Showcasing musical acts, sketch comedy, and drag performances, The American Music Show developed its own unique and campy aesthetic, and it left an important legacy for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community.

The March 20 event will include a screening of the show, drawn from Emory’s recently acquired collection of over 700 VHS recordings. Program:

6-7:10 p.m. Introductions and screening of the show
7:10-7:45 p.m. Q&A and discussion with cast members
7:45-8:30 p.m. Reception and continued discussion

The event is co-sponsored by the Rose Library; Emory’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the University Office of LGBT Life; and Atlanta Studies. Parking: Fishburne deck bit.ly/fishburneparking. For accessibility accommodations, please make requests in advance: maya.cody@emory.edu or 404-727-7620.

Details

Date:
March 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://emorylib.info/ams

Organizer

Emory Libraries
Phone:
404-727-6861
Email:
libraryevents@emory.edu
Website:
http://web.library.emory.edu

Venue

Woodruff Library, Emory University
540 Asbury Cir.
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States
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Phone:
404-727-6861
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