The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


LIVE STREAM: Rock and Roll Night School: Post Madonna Meltdown: Rock and Pop at the Turn of the Millennium (March 28, 7-9 p.m. EST)

This live stream event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m. EST.

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Madonna’s rise to pop music dominance in the 1980s set the stage for a pop explosion – but not without its own controversies and questions regarding what was “acceptable” behaviour for women in music and society.  Fashioning her own image as a sexually confidant women Madonna moved the post-punk battle into the area of mainstream popular music, a move that resulted in an entire new generation of pop icons including Britney Spears, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé.  These performers altered the pop landscape and challenged the category of rock in the post Madonna world.  This Rock and Roll Night School will explore what it means for female performers to challenge conventions while also situating themselves as icons within popular culture.