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An exploration of ragtime, including Maine musician Glenn Jenks

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This weekend marks the return of the Glenn Jenks Ragtime Revue. Our panel will discuss ragtime music, and the contributions of the late composer and pianist Glenn Jenks. Jenks was a founding member and respected figure of several Ragtime Festivals for over three decades, and producer of the annual “Harvest Ragtime Revue” at the Camden Opera House in Camden, as well as the “New Vaudeville Revival.”

Panelists:
Edward A Berlin, leading authority and researcher on the life and music of Scott Joplin
Stephen Costanza, award-winning children's book author; his latest book, King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin, recently won the Golden Kite Book Award
Aaron Robinson, Maine composer and pianist; host of The Revue

VIP Caller:
Erin Chenard, opera singer

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.