ARSC New York Chapter
January 2010 Meeting
at the CUNY Sonic Arts Center
West 140th Street & Convent Avenue, New York
or enter at 138th Street off Convent Avenue
Shepard Hall (the Gothic building) – Recital Hall (Room 95, Basement level)
An elevator is located in the center of the building
NY ARSC Meeting from 7PM to 9PM
~ doors at 6:30 ~
FEATURING DAN LANGAN, WHO WILL present
“FINDING BROADWAY ON RECORDS ~ Actual and Virtual (from the 1890s to Today)”
Dan has written liner notes for LPs and CDs for many labels. One set of his
notes was nominated for a Grammy and the NEW YORKER wrote that the Sony CD
album, FROM GERSHWIN’S TIME, was better than the entire “avalanche of albums
issued during the Gershwin Centennial Year.” His collection consists of more
than 20,000 audio and video recordings, Playbills, programs, scores and
sheet music, books, photos, artwork, etc. He is cited in more than 50 books
about music, theatre and other subjects, and was the on-air
“Man-about-Music” for WNYC radio’s “New York and Company” for seven years.
Dan has worked with Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (both four-time Oscar
winners for Best Song), Jay Livingston and Ray Evans (three-time winners),
Alan Jay Lerner, Charles Strouse, Harold Rome and many others. He also
produced and wrote all-star events that served as the inaugural or
anniversary celebrations for major performing arts centers, with casts that
included Tony Randall, Tony Bennett, Gwen Verdon, Tom Bosley, Margaret
Whiting, Jack Jones, Dakota Staton, major songwriters and the cast of MISTER
He publicized many Broadway shows, performers such as Jackie Gleason,
Shirley Booth, Liberace and Mary Travers, performing arts centers, books,
records and, U.S. tours by troupes from Greece, China, Ireland and the
Soviet Union. Langan Communications’ clients included the Levine Huntley
Schmidt advertising agency with supplemental work for its client roster -
House of Hermès, Club Med, Matchbox Toys and other firms.
He was a reporter, editor, columnist and/or critic for the SYRACUSE
POSTSTANDARD* and PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER#, a corporate PR executive, and for
ten years was Director of Public Information for the National Charities
Information Bureau, being quoted in literally thousands of newspaper and
magazine stories and appearing on all morning and evening network news
programs as well as local stations across the nation. He served on major
journalism conference panels with Pulitzer Prize and Peabody award winners,
also conducting workshops on charities and non-profits.
* Covering Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, etc., and reviewing Jimmy
Durante, Connie Francis, Frankie Avalon, Della Reese, other stars and
theatre productions for the Post-Standard and for VARIETY, as that journal’s
Upstate New York correspondent.
# Covering Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King, Lord Mountbatten, King
Hussein of Jordan, Barry Goldwater, Lady Bird Johnson, Jimmy Hoffa, Allen
Dulles, other national and international personages, and many national news
SAVE THE DATES OF OUR REMAINING PROGRAMS THIS SEASON
Remaining programs (2/18/10, 3/18/10, 4/22/10, and 5/29/10) to be announced
The Sonic Arts Center at CCNY offers 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in
Music with a concentration in Music and Audio Technology. Their program
provides an in-depth curriculum emphasizing real-world skills with a
project-based approach. Students enjoy a well-rounded program, with emphasis
on audio technology, music theory, orchestration, and history to help them
compete in a field that today demands an ever-growing and highly diverse
Subway: Take the 1 train to 137th Street City College and walk north to
140th St. & Broadway, then go east to 140th St. & Convent Ave.
Take the A, B, C, or D trains to 145th St, go south on St. Nicholas to 141st
St, (one long block), then west one block to Convent Ave. and south one more
block to 140th & Convent Ave.
Bus: M18 goes on Convent Avenue with stops at 138 & 140 St.
M4 and M5 on Broadway
M 100,101, on Amsterdam Ave (one block West of Convent Ave.)
All ARSC NY Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.
To join ARSC, visit http://www.arsc-audio.org