American Studies

Book

Musical Metropdolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880-1940 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. “The Hollywood Bowl and the Democratization of Music,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 12 (1999): 31-38. Online at www.cpp.edu/~jis/1999/marcus.pdf

2. “The Start of Something Big: Theater Music in Los Angeles, 1880-1900,” California History 81, no. 1 (2002): 24-39. DOI: 10.2307/25177663. Online at http://ch.ucpress.edu/content/81/1/24

3. “Music and American Culture,” History Compass 5, no. 4 (2007): 412-30. DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2007.00445.x. Online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1478-0542.2007.00445.x/pdf

4. “The Seriousness of Comedy: The Benefit Concerts of Jack Benny and Danny Kaye,” American Music 25, no. 2 (2007): 137-68. DOI: 10.2307/40071653

5. “Baseball Stadiums and American Audiences,” Telos 143 (Summer 2008): 165-70. Online at http://journal.telospress.com/content/2008/143/165.abstract

6. “Creating a Musical Community: The Founding of the Hollywood Bowl,” in “Urban Community in the West: Los Angeles,” ed. Kenneth H. Marcus, special issue, Journal of the West 48, no. 2 (2009): 68-75.

7. “Inside and Outside Chinatown: Chinese Elites in Exclusion Era California,” with Yong Chen, Pacific Historical Review 80, no. 3 (2011): 369-400. DOI: 10.1525/phr.2011.80.3.369. Online at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/phr.2011.80.3.369

8. “Recent Approaches to Cultural History: American Photography, Film, and Music,” History Compass 11, no. 3 (2013): 247-57. DOI: 10.1111/hic3.12040. Online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hic3.12040/abstract

9. “The International Relations of Thomas Mann in Early Cold War Germany,” in “Who is a Diplomat? Diplomatic Entrepreneurs in the Global Age,” ed. Giles Scott-Smith, special issue, New Global Studies 8, no. 1 (2014): 49-64. DOI: 10.1515/ngs-2014-007. Online at https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ngs.2014.8.issue-1/ngs-2014-0007/ngs-2014-0007.xml?format=INT


Newspaper Articles

1. “Die Frage nach der Identität,” Jüdische Rundschau [Basel, Switzerland], Sept. 4, 1997, 15.

2. “Drei grosse jüdische Komponisten aus der Goldenen Ära der Filmmusik,” Jüdische Rundschau [Basel, Switzerland], Sept. 3, 1998, 25.


Report

Popularity of the Pops: The Los Angeles Scene (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2001).


Encyclopedia Entries

1. “Los Angeles, 1952-1989,” in Cities in American Political History, ed. Richardson Dilworth (Los Angeles and London: Sage/CQ Press, 2011), 571-77.

2. “Los Angeles, 1989-2010,” in Cities in American Political History, ed. Richardson Dilworth (Los Angeles and London: Sage/CQ Press, 2011), 639-44.

3. “Comedy and Satire in American Music, 1945 to the Present,” in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture, ed. Jacqueline Edmonson, 4 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2013), vol. 1: 252-56. Online at http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A3356C


Recordings

1. Some American Music. CD. Kenneth Marcus, piano, guitar, and vocals. Ragtime, jazz, spiritual, and folk music. Works by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Woody Guthrie, Kenneth Marcus, and others. 1999.

2. Greek Orthodox Choral Setting of the Liturgy of St. John the Chrysostom. CD. Kenneth Marcus, organ, with the Choir of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church and soloist Nick Zarkantzas, dir. Dimitrios Antsos. Recorded live, Pasadena, California, October 10 and November 7, 1999.

3. Colorado Boulevard.  CD. Blues, rock, and folk music. Kenneth Marcus, guitar and lead vocals; Dalton Perry, harmonica and vocals; Andrew Patscheck, bass and vocals. Works by Kenneth Marcus, Arthur Crudup, Kris Kristofferson, and others. Recorded in Pasadena, California, August 2000.

4. Crown City Band: Live at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.  CD. Rock, blues, and country music. Kenneth Marcus, guitar and lead vocals with Crown City Band. Works by Kenneth Marcus, Willie Dixon, John Fogerty, and others. Recorded live, Altadena, California, May 3, 2009.


Book and Website Reviews

1.  Eva Shaw, The Sun Never Sets: The Influence of the British on Early Southern California (Irvine, CA: Dickens Press, 2001), in Southern California Quarterly 85, no. 2 (2003): 234-35.

2. Minna Yang, California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008), in Pacific Historical Review 78, no. 3 (2009): 443-44.

3. Catherine Parsons Smith, Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), in American Studies 50, no. 1 and 2 (2009): 183-84.

4. Marina Peterson, Sound, Space, and the City: Civic Performance in Downtown Los Angeles (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), in Southern California Quarterly 93, no. 3 (2011): 361-63.

5. Mary Kay Duggan, 19th-Century California Sheet Music Website, online at http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~mkduggan/neh.html, in The Journal of American History 98, no. 1 (2011): 308. DOI: 10.1093/jahist/jar137

6. Thy Phu, Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012), in Pacific Historical Review 82, no. 3 (2013): 452-54.

7. Jim Tranquada and John King, The ‘Ukulele: A History (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2012), in Pacific Historical Review 83, no. 1 (2014): 166-68.

8. Sherrie Tucker, Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014) in Southern California Quarterly 97, no. 2 (2015): 225-28. DOI: 10.1525/scq.2015.97.2.225

9. Peter Gough, Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2015) in American Historical Review 121, no. 2 (2016): 588-89.


Grants

1. Sinfonia Foundation Grant, 1999

2. Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award, CSU Pomona, 2000

3. Research Grants, The John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation/Historical Society of Southern California, 2004, 2006


Conferences Organized

1. “Community and Culture in Los Angeles,” Conference organizer and moderator, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, October 5, 2002

2. “Environment and Community in Los Angeles,” Conference organizer and moderator, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, May 1, 2004

3. “Community and Religion in Los Angeles,” Conference organizer and moderator, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, October 8, 2005

4. “Pathways to Peace: The Roadblocks of World Hunger and Genocide,” Conference organizer and moderator, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, March 5, 2008

5. “Immigration and Acculturation,” Conference organizer and moderator, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, April 28, 2010

6. “Los Angeles Renaissance: Redefining the Soul of a City,” Conference organizer and moderator, Historical Society of Southern California, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, April 2, 2011

7. “Latino Los Angeles,” Conference organizer and moderator, Historical Society of Southern California, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, April 21, 2012 [filmed]

8. “Religion and Culture in the Colonial Southwest,” Conference co-organizer and moderator, Historical Society of Southern California, Occidental College, April 4, 2015

9. “Journalism in Southern California,” Conference co-organizer and moderator, Historical Society of Southern California, Occidental College, Los Angeles, April 16, 2016


Presentations

1. “The Rise of the Boston Pops,” American Musicological Society Meeting, Southwest Chapter, University of California, Riverside, February 21, 1998

2. “The Hollywood Bowl and American Music,” invited speaker, Faculty Forum, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, May 9, 1998

3. “Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, and Classical Music,” American Musicological Society Meeting, Southwest Chapter, University of California, San Diego, February 27, 1999

4. “Music in Late-Nineteenth Century Los Angeles,” Los Angeles History Research Group, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, September 11, 1999

5. “Orchestral Music in Animation,” invited speaker, Thursday Forum, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, November 18, 1999

6. “A Tour Through American Music,” invited speaker, The Huguenot Society of California, Costa Mesa, CA, March 3, 2002

7. “Creating a Musical Community: The Founding of the Hollywood Bowl,” panelist and conference organizer, “Community and Culture in Los Angeles,” University of La Verne, October 5, 2002

8. “‘Bringing Folks Together’: Musical Intersections of Race and Class,” panel chair and commentator, American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2004

9. “Music in Los Angeles,” invited speaker, Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society), joint chapter meeting, Claremont McKenna College and Scripps College, Claremont, CA, April 25, 2005

10. “Italian Involvement in the Music Traditions of Early Los Angeles,” invited speaker, American Italian Historical Association, Los Angeles, November 6, 2005

11. “Music in Early Los Angeles,” invited speaker, The Huguenot Society of California, Pasadena, CA, March 22, 2006

12. “Popular Culture Before World War II,” chair and commentator, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch Meeting, Stanford University, August 2006

13. “Portraying the Chinese: Ethnicity and Representation in the West,” panelist, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch Meeting, Stanford University, August 2006

14. “Portraying the Chinese: Interracial Interaction in 19th Century Los Angeles,” Conference on “Engendering Diversity and Community,” University of La Verne, March 23, 2007

15. “The Seriousness of Comedy: The Benefit Concerts of Jack Benny and Danny Kaye,” invited speaker, The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA, April 12, 2008

16. “California Beat: The Music of the Golden State,” moderator, “California Imagined: The Arts of the Golden State,” 20th Annual “Envisioning California” Conference, California State University, Sacramento, September 19, 2008

17. “The Legacy of the Charles Lummis Wax Cylinder Recordings,” invited speaker, Historical Society of Southern California, Lummis House, Los Angeles, June 27, 2009

18. Wagner, Schoenberg, and American Culture,” invited speaker, Faculty Research Lecture and Los Angeles Ring Festival/L.A. Opera, University of La Verne, February 1, 2010

19. “Exiles and Émigrés, Spies and Scholars,” panelist commentator, German Studies Association, Oakland, CA, October 10, 2010

20. “Cultural History and the Founding of the Hollywood Bowl,” invited speaker, Glendora Historical Society, Glendora, CA, September 26, 2011

21. “Paderewski, Modjeska, and the California Environment,” keynote speaker, Paderewski Festival, Paso Robles, CA, November 12, 2011

22. “The International Relations of Thomas Mann in Early Cold War Germany,” panelist, “Reframing Diplomacy: New Diplomatic History in the Benelux and Beyond,” Leiden University, The Netherlands, September 6, 2013

23. “City and Culture: The Rise of Music in Los Angeles, 1880-1940,” invited speaker, Huntington Westerners, Pasadena, CA, October 19, 2013

24. “‘Every Evening at 8’: The Promenade Concerts and Cultural Hierarchy in Late-Nineteenth Century Boston,” Pacific Southwest Chapter Meeting, American Musicological Society, Pomona College, February 20, 2016


Interviews and Broadcasts

1. Campus Times with Tim Tevault, University of La Verne, November 2001

2. Inland Valley Voice with Joanna Corman, La Verne, April 2003

3. Campus Times with Beatriz Mendoza, University of La Verne, May 2004

4. AirTalk with Larry Mantle, NPR radio, KPCC, Pasadena, Calif., February 2005

5. Life & Times with Vickie Curry, KCET Public Television, Pasadena, Calif., April 2005

6. Campus Times with Tracy Spicer, University of La Verne, May 2005

7. Life & Times with Val Zavala, KCET Public Television, on The Arias Troubadours: A Musical Dynasty, Los Angeles, Calif., May and August 2006

8. Campus Times with Julissa Cardenas, University of La Verne, October 2009

9. The Southern Californian with Carole Dougherty, Los Angeles, Fall/Winter 2009

10. Campus Times with Amanda Nieto, University of La Verne, November 2011

11. News Brief with Linda van Putten, Leiden University, Netherlands, March 2013. Online at http://hum.leiden.edu/north-american-studies/news-north-american-studies/marcus.html

12. Mare with Vincent Bongers, Leiden University, Netherlands, April 2013

13. Stage Raw with Mindy Farabee, Los Angeles, May 2014, online at http://stageraw.com/2014/05/08/vaulted-ambitions-volume-2/


Book Lectures, Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880-1940

1. University of La Verne, September 14, 2004

2. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, February 16, 2005

3. Claremont Graduate University, February 17, 2005

4. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, March 18, 2005

5. All Saints Church, Pasadena, California, July 15, 2005

6. Rotary Club, Altadena, California, July 21, 2005

7. Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, California, October 13, 2005

8. Rotary Club, La Verne, California, December 1, 2005

9. Borders Bookstore, Pasadena, California, January 22, 2006

10.  Borders Bookstore, Glendale, California, February 25, 2006

11.  Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, June 20, 2006


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