This Gallery Talk has been rescheduled for November 14.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Mahwah Museum will present a “Les Paul in World War II,” a gallery talk by Dr. Charles Carreras, on November 14 at 7:30 at 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah. The talk is part of the year-long celebration of “Les Paul in Mahwah,” a tribute to the creative musical genius who lived in Mahwah for over 50 years.
In the Fall of 1943 Les Paul was drafted into the US Army, where he was invited to play for Armed Forces Radio. During his time working with the armed forces, Les began producing music as well as recruiting various well known performers such as Kate Smith and Dinah Shore. It was here that he learned more about disc recording and electronics, and networked with influential people in the music industry.
Charles Carreras is Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Ramapo College, Vice President of the Mahwah Museum, and is the author of “Les Paul in Mahwah: A Tribute.” His talk will recount how Les Paul’s experiences during his time in the US Army influenced his future career.
Admission to the Gallery Talk is $3, veterans and museum members free. Reserve at www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.