JAZZforum: Blair Ruble and Rusty Hassan: Washington's U Street: A Biography
- JAZZforum—Blair Ruble and Rusty Hassan: Washington's U Street: A Biography
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Join renowned author Blair A. Ruble and veteran jazz broadcaster Rusty Hassan for a discussion on Ruble's most recent book, Washington's U Street: A Biography. (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The John Hopkins University Press, 2010). A prominent urbanist, jazz aficionado and longtime Washington, D.C. resident, Blair Ruble is director of the Kennan Institute and of the Comparative Urban Studies Programs at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Rusty Hassan has been described by author and jazz journalist, Willard Jenkins as "...one of the warmest, most knowledgeable interviewers in jazz radio... one of those cornerstones of the jazz cognoscenti in the DC area." Washington's U Street: A Biography traces the history of this neighborhood from its Civil War-era origins to its recent gentrification. Book signing will follow presentation. Recital Hall (Performing Arts - Bldg. 46-West).