“‘Rolling in the Deep’: Aretha Franklin and the Makings of Modern Black Womanhood” - Keynote Lecture by Daphne Brooks, Professor of English and African-American Studies, Princeton University
This lecture explores the rich and diverse complexities of Aretha Franklin's musical artistry—from her early recording career at Columbia Records in the early 1960s to her pop breakthrough later that decade. It examines new ways to read Ms. Franklin's virtuosity as both a vocalist and instrumentalist as a form of sonic black feminism. Through the work of Aretha Franklin, this talk aims to consider how classic soul music and the politics of modern black womanhood are indelibly linked to one another.
This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be at Case Western Reserve University's Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue
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The weeklong series of events:
FREE with RSVP – Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. – Author Series with Bill Janovitz at Cuyahoga Community College’s Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in the Black Box Theater (adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)
FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m. – Teachers Rock “Following the River”: Exploring the Roots of the Rolling Stones in the Rock Hall’s “Eat to the Beat” on the 3rd floor.
FREE with RSVP – Wednesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. – Songwriters to Soundmen with Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys and Steve Madaio in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor
FREE - Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Alan Light at Case Western Reserve University’s Ford Auditorium, 11000 Euclid Ave.
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 26 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 26 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre
Special program for students:
LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. – On the Road “You Got Me Rocking”: The Musical Roots of the Rolling Stones
The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.
The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibition opened in May 2013 and celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans from around the world have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ extraordinary career. The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction is slated to run until March 2014.
For more information, visit rockhall.com.