Dean Jason King of the USC Thornton School of Music speaking at the Grammy Museum.

Dean Jason King quoted by NPR

USC Thornton Dean Jason King was quoted in an NPR review of the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, published on Feb. 9. King, an NPR contributor and music scholar, commented on the topic of Las Vegas residencies:

“[Vegas Residencies] almost exist outside critical infrastructure,” he said. “These are blockbuster celebrities doing a blockbuster show for a mass audience in a city with a reputation for brands and brand building.”

King is featured as an expert in the new documentary series, James Brown: Say it Loud. The series dives into the musical and cultural impact of James Brown’s legacy. Watch here.


Photo: October 7th, 2023 – USC Thornton Dean Jason King co-curates the Grammy Museum’s “Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit,” with Felicia Angeja Viator, Adam Bradley, Dan Charnas and Grammy Museum chief curator Jasen Emmons.

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