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The Cultural Significance of Music Criticism

Mike Harris is a freelance writer and professor in the Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management department at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches a course on cultural criticism. Prior to that, he was editor of the Illinois Entertainer, a monthly magazine with a circulation of 80,000. A well-known music critic, Harris has also written for Rolling Stone, Spin, Chicago Magazine, and other regional and national publications.

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Music critic, teacher and former magazine editor Michael C. Harris discusses music criticism, explaining its impact, its mission and its cultural relevance. By addressing the subject from the perspective of writer, editor, student and artist, Harris talks about music writing as it influences the cultural community at large.

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December 2007
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