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John Feith

engineer/VO5/manager/producer, self-employed in Madison, WI

A Brief History of Disco - From Dionysus to the Disco Duck

PRESENTED ON NOV 09, 2017
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 24

What was the first disco song (around 1972) and why did it come to flames in Chicago's Disco Demolition Night (in 1979)? John Feith looks at some of the highlights from the rise and fall of disco.

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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

BY JO ROSS
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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Disco in the disco

BY CHRISTIAAN OVERAL
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

Christiaan Overal grew up in Dubai being tall and blonde. He is used to being the 'odd-one'. But he doesn't care. It helps him to act like he does; a creative film maker and musician creating 'Disco in the disco'.

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A (brief) History of US Ballparks

BY JOSH GRUNER
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Josh Gruner gives a brief history of eastern US ballparks designs. He explores the evolution of the architecture of the American baseball stadium.

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A Brief History of Polyptych Art

BY SAID TEN BRINKE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

In this presentation, Said ten Brinke explains the use of multi-panel works of art from early Renaissance to Andy Warhol. He then presents a series of self created photo-polyptychs.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2015.

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A Brief Career In Karaoke

BY LAUREN COLEMAN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 19, 2015

Lauren Coleman shares about her brief career in the karaoke circuit.

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Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US

BY CATHERINE JACQUET
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.

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A Brief History of KHoRM

BY KIKI SCHUELER
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Kiki Schueler traces the unexpected and unlikely path from her first house concert in 2005 to show number 236 a dozen years later. All of it happening in an intimate "venue" in her basement she likes to call Kiki's House of Righteous Music. She always says she does it for herself, but it's nice (not to mention less awkward) when other people show up.

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A Brief History of Human Intoxication and the War on People (of Color) Who Use Drugs

BY LOGAN KINAMORE
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

"Human beings have consumed mind and mood-altering substances since the advent of our species, using drugs for medicine, magic, and recreation. From pre-historical fermentation to the modern racist war on drugs, we will explore the human experience through the lens of drug use and changing social attitudes."