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Rock and Roll Night School: “Rock the city with their Congo dances,” a special presentation by Ned Sublette

Wednesday, October 27: 7 p.m.

The first known use of the verb rock to refer to African American music and dance referred to the jams at Congo Square in New Orleans in 1819 -- about a block from where Roy Brown recorded “Good Rockin’ Tonight” in 1947. Ned Sublette, author of The Year Before The Flood, The World that Made New Orleans, and Cuba and Its Music, will talk about the impact of music from Afro-New Orleans and Afro-Cuba on twentieth-century music in the United States. Includes a special shout out to the late New Orleans drummer Earl Palmer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and founding drummer of rock and roll. 

This event is free with a reservation. Email education@rockhall.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.

  This event is being streamed LIVE right HERE.

This is the second of three Rock and Roll Night School events presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall’s 15th Annual American Music Masters celebration.

 

RESOURCES: Learn more about this year's American Music Masters honorees.

 

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM ANNOUNCES THE INITIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT LINEUP AND ADDITIONAL EVENTS FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL MUSIC MASTERS® SERIES HONORING THE EVERLY BROTHERS 

GRAHAM NASH, VINCE GILL, EMMYLOU HARRIS AND MORE TO PERFORM AT TRIBUTE CONCERT

  

Tribute Concert Ticket Information 

Price:  $30 - $100

A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or development@rockhall.org.

On-Sale Dates:

Rock Hall members:  

Wed Sept 10 at 10amEST via online only at www.playhousesquare.org

General Public:  

Fri Sept 12 at 11amEST at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org

 

Click HERE for more information about the October 25 Tribute Concert

The weeklong series of events:

FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. - Songwriters to Soundmen with Rodney Crowell and Special Guests in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

FREE - Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Ann Powers at Case Western Reserve University’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd, Cleveland

TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater. 

TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre 

Special program for students:

LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Classroom Conversations: Understanding the Everly Brothers’ Musical Legacy

The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.

In memory of Phil Everly, who passed away in January of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the 2014 Annual Music Masters will create awareness for the disease, which affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the United States. The progressive lung diseases include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Despite being the third leading cause of death in the United States, there is very little research funding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease but the lack of research, awareness and education has resulted in millions of unnecessary hospitalizations, complications and even deaths of patients. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. To make a contribution to the Phil Everly Memorial Fund, visit www.copdfoundation.org/PhilEverlyMemorial.aspx.

 

 

           

 

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.

Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School. 

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