A free series called “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” will be offered this spring at the Franklin Avenue Library. With a focus on uniquely American musical traditions, the six-week program will feature documentary film screenings and discussions of twentieth-century American popular music, led by Drake University Musicology Professor Dr. Eric Saylor. Each of the six sessions highlights a uniquely American musical genre: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ’n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop. The series is open to all members of the community, but preregistration is required. Programs will be held on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, beginning March 12. Sign up online or stop by the Franklin Avenue Library for full details. —

America’s Music Performance Series on the following Saturdays