The Greensboro History Museum transforms into a 1918 cabaret at 7:30 pm Friday, October 27, as Michael Lasser, Cindy Miller and Alan Jones share songs and stories from the Great War. The performance is a preview of the museum’s new World War I exhibition" Lest We Forget: WWI Through the Eyes of Nine," which opens November 11.
Lecturer, author, and broadcaster Michael Lasser has entertained audiences across the country. In this program, “Hearing America Change: the Songs of World War I,” he leads the audience on a voyage through wartime while singers Cindy Miller and Alan Jones perform songs that are alternately hilarious and heartbreaking. From “K-K-K-Katy” to “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree)?” the music and lyrics of the era offer a unique perspective on the American experience of the Great War both at home and “Over There.”
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. You can reserve a seat by visiting this website. Greensboro History Museum is located at 130 Summit Ave.