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Specialist professor and Bruce Springsteen Archives Curator Melissa Ziobro

Prof. Ziobro Hosts “What America Sounds Like” July 9

Melissa Ziobro, curator of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music and specialist professor of public history, will present “What America Sounds Like: 250 Years of American Music” at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch July 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The interactive, multi-media talk examines the “iconic music that helps us understand our shared history as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of American Independence.” Special emphasis is given to Thomas Edison, Paul Robeson, James P. Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Queen Latifah, Bon Jovi, and other New Jersey legends who have contributed so much to the American music landscape.

The event is free, but advanced registration is required.