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Shut Up and Dance: A Musical Celebration of the First Amendment

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“Shut Up and Dance” is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music. It tells the story of America’s social struggles and progress through pop, rock, gospel, soul. country and hip-hop music and illuminates for audiences the pivotal moments when artists were told to be quiet and instead spoke up. The program includes some of Nashville’s finest musicians and features contemporary songs by Beyonce, Lorde, Macklemore and Taylor Swift alongside vintage anthems by Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Loretta Lynn.

Sponsors: First Amendment Series, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily, Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government).