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Over the past 15 years, I have presented lectures, lecture-concerts and lecture series at: Hot Docs Curious Minds, Hugh's Room Live, Living and Learning in Retirement (York University), Later Life Learning (Innis College, University of Toronto), George Brown Seniors' Association, Barrie Third Age Learning, American Womens' Club, Avignon on Bayview, Beach United Church, Beth Emeth Synagogue, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Briton House, Canadian Perspective, Centennial College Retiree Association, Several Ontario Probus Clubs, Temple Emanu-El, Fellowship Towers, Grandmothers for Africa, Temple Har Zion, Holy Blossom Temple, The Hunt Club, Toronto Public Library, Kitchener Public Library, Learning Unlimited (Etobicoke), LIFE Institute (Ryerson University), Later Life Learning Mississauga, Market Square, Rendezvous Club, Ro Pi Phi Rokeah, Senior Adult Services in the Annex, Temple Har Zion, Temple Sinai, Third Age Learning York Region, Toronto Symphony Volunteers' Committee, Tapestry, University of Toronto Schools and many more.

Fees vary depending on the lecture topic and location. For a complete list with fees please email me at

Solo lecture-concerts:

For a one-hour talk with live music (I play guitar and sing), I offer these topics. For groups larger than 50 or so, I require a microphone and sound system. Please email me for details.

The Leonard Cohen Story

The George Gershwin Story

The Cole Porter Story

The Elvis Presley Story

The Hoagy Carmichael Story

The Duke Ellington Story

The Richard Rodgers Story

The Motown Story

The Bob Dylan Story

The Pete Seeger Story

The Irving Berlin Story

The Birth of the Beatles


The Beatles: The Later Years

The 'Fats' Waller Story

The Nat 'King' Cole Story

Great Songs of the Folk Revival

Folk Music in 1960s Yorkville

The Simon and Garfunkel Story (two performers, higher fee)

One-Hit Wonders

The Elton John Story (two performers, higher fee)

The James Taylor Story (two performers, higher fee)

The Carole King Story (two performers, higher fee)

The Elvis Presley Story

The Aretha Franklin Story (two performers, higher fee)

Lectures with audio-visual content:

For a one-hour talk with video, pictures and recorded music, I offer these topics. For these presentations I require a large video screen or projector with a sound system sufficient for the group size.

The Life and Music of:

(pick one)

Joni Mitchell

Aretha Franklin

Barbra Streisand

Judy Garland

Al Jolson

Louis Armstrong

Carole King

Bing Crosby

Billie Holiday

Ella Fitzgerald

Bob Dylan

Other topics with video and sound:

The Yonge Street Music Scene of the 1960s

The Yorkville Sound of the 1960s

The Beatles In India

The Story of Paul Simon's Graceland

Way Down Yonder In New Orleans: The Genesis of Jazz

Crossover Dreams: Motown Records in the 1960s

Tin Pan Alley: The Art and Business of the Popular Song

Klezmer and Jazz

Custom topics may be available upon request. Email me at for details.