Past Public Presentations

b b kingKing of the Blues


B.B. King is considered one of the great blues vocalist who also had a distinctive guitar style.  During his 75 year career, B.B. King saw huge success; 1st in R&B in the early 60s, to fame in the rock world in the early 70s, to even greater rock and popular music fame in the 80s.  Gordon Neal Herman will be narrating this multimedia presentation that will take place at the Hollywood Senior Center located at 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212.  The program is at 1:00 pm  on Wednesday, February 19th, and is open to the public.  It is free with donations accepted.

glenn millerThe Tragic Big Band Star


Glenn Miller was a beloved big band leader whose career was cut short by a plane crash. This multimedia presentation by Gordon Neal Herman will trace Miller's career from his days playing in Southwest territorial bands to leading one of the most popular bands of the Swing Era. 

This is a live stream presentation being hosted by the Hollywood Senior Center of Portland, Or.  It takes place Monday, Oct 12th at 12:30 pm PST.  The presentation is free with donations accepted.  Registration is required and you can register here.