• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2022 to 02-01-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Unable to find success in America’s white entertainment industry, Josephine Baker (1906-75) became a national treasure in her adopted homeland of France. She eventually achieved international fame as a singer, dancer, and film actress. She also worked for the French Resistance during World War II, fought racism by adopting a multi-ethnic “Rainbow... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-09-2022 to 02-09-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Ron Glait
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    We will look at both the biography of Leonard Cohen as well as how his work inspired and informed the four artists on view. Via installation and archival images, we will engage in conversation about the power of words, Cohen’s poetry and music, and explore the contemporary art works of George Fok, Judy Chicago, Candice Breitz, and Marshall... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-18-2022 to 02-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Singer, songwriter, and producer Stevie Wonder (1950- ) has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Beginning his career as a child prodigy signed to Motown at the age of 11, Little Stevie developed into a gifted multi-keyboardist responsible for releasing popular albums. Credited as a pioneer and influence in multiple genres of music, he has received... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-28-2022 to 02-28-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Legendary entertainer Lena Horne (1917-2010) was not merely a singer, but also an actress and civil rights activist. From Harlem’s Cotton Club to Charlie Barnet’s orchestra to MGM’s Cabin in the Sky, to her work for both the USO and the civil rights movement, Horne became a prominent force in American entertainment until she found herself blacklisted... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-22-2022 to 03-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Amy Cheney Beach (1867-1944) was the first composer of a published American Symphony who also happened to be a woman. A child prodigy denied the benefit of European training, with a husband determined to control every aspect of her career, she nevertheless became a highly acclaimed concert pianist and composer. Her catalog includes works for piano solo,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-04-2022 to 04-04-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    A singer since childhood, Tony Bennett (1926- ) is the last of the crooners to come up during the Big Band era. His final stage performances took place in August 2021, after which he surprised the world by retiring on the advice of his doctor. One last duo recording with Lady Gaga was released in autumn 2021, and there’s every chance this 95-year-old... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2022 to 04-20-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    You may not remember The Velvets or The Golliwogs, but you’ll remember “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” and “Down on the Corner,” hit songs which appeared after further name changes to Creedence Clearwater Revival, and then, CCR. Many critics attribute the group’s phenomenal success to John Fogerty’s vocals and songwriting skills, but the... read more
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