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7/31/06: Can't Stop the Music

Author and Radio Producer Eric Nuzum

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Songs that reference sexuality and vulgarity, music that leads to risque dancing -- if you think that contemporary music has gone beyond the pale, consider "Can't Stop Rag-Time." The year was 1913, and the song mocked laws that applied morality codes at dancehalls and attempted to institutionalize people who were "jazzily intoxicated." Eric Nuzum, author of "Parental Advisory," joins Doug for a look at the history of music censorship in America, from the early days of jazz and rock to the post-9/11 world.

  • Tonight at 7:00 p.m., Plan B Theatre Company will present its annual fundraiser And the Banned Played On -- focusing on banned music. For more information, call ArtTix at 801-355-2787 or visit Plan B Theatre Company
  • Read Eric Nuzum's report Singing in the Echo Chamber: Music Censorship in the U.S. after September 11
  • Learn more about music censorship on Eric Nuzum's web-site
  • Taboo Tunes web-site on music censorship news and history

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