One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock

The birth of post-war youth culture can be marked with the release of Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rockPurists may argue about the identity of the first rock ‘n’ roll record – 1951’s Rocket 88 has its vocal supporters – but for vast numbers of non-experts who were simply around during the 1950s, Rock Around the Clock was where it all started. Written in 1952 and recorded by Bill Haley and his Comets…

Potlatch exhibit fetes ‘cultural dissent’

Many of the potlatch masks on view were never intended to be hung on wall as objets d’art, but to be worn ceremonially

Potlatch exhibit fetes ‘cultural dissent’There is a good chance that if you had attended the opening of The Box of Treasures: Gifts from the Supernatural during the period 1885 to 1951, anywhere in Canada, you could have been arrested for attending an event that resembled a potlatch (literally a gift-giving feast). Potlatches were the cornerstone of the powerful Kwakwaka’wakw…
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