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Fordham Conversations: Dion DiMucci and the Doo Wop Corner

by Jake Neher
Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci

Records like "A Teenager in Love," "Runaround Sue," and "The Wanderer" made Dion one of the most popular pre-British Invasion artists in the world. He will talk about his upbringing in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the corner of Belmont and 187th - now called the "Doo Wop Corner" - where he and his group The Belmonts polished some of their early hits, and racial tensions between Bronx-area Doo Wop groups.


Fordham Conversations: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Turns 200 Years Old

by Katie Fisher

Flickr,Thalita Carvalho

This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.  Two hundred years later, and Austen still is recognized as an international phenomenon.  We look at the history of Austen's career, her importance in the literary world, and the relevance of her work in present society.  WFUV's Katie Fisher talks with Fordham University Professor and Jane Austen expert, Susan Greenfield.

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