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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rock Hall to Host Series of Events to Celebrate Black History Month

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY TED SAKSHAUG VIA FLICKR
  • Courtesy Ted Sakshaug via flickr
Each February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates national Black History month with a series of events and programming. This year’s series kicks off with Black Music Matters, a panel discussion that takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Foster Theater.

A roundtable of Cleveland activists, scholars, musicians and arts administrators, including Dr. Fredara Hadley (ethnomusicology professor, Oberlin Conservatory), Ra Washington (owner and activist, Guide to Kulcher), Deirdre McPherson (Curator of Public Programs, MOCA-Cleveland), Jul Huntley (founding member, Jul Big Green) and rapper Chelsea Pastel, will discuss the value of black music in Cleveland. The event will be streamed live on rockhall.com and will be followed with a reception and a cash bar. This event is free with a reservation at tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall box office. Tickets will become available for Rock Hall Members at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, and to the general public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

At 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, rapper Casey Veggies, a member of the SoCal supergroup Odd Future, performs with LMNTL on the Klipsch Audio Stage. Tickets for that event are on sale now for $5.50 at tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall box office.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Rahiem, an emcee from of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, participates in a Hall of Fame interview series in the Foster Theater. Tickets are free with a reservation at tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall box office. Tickets will become available for Rock Hall Members at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, and to the general public on at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, the Rock Hall will screen 808: The Movie in the Foster Theater. This documentary chronicles the untold story of how the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine that changed the course of music history; it features appearances and commentary from Pharrell, Beastie Boys, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Questlove, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Diplo, Goldie and more. It’s free for Rock Hall Members; tickets are $5.50 (includes tax) for non-members and available at tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall box office. Tickets will become available for Rock Hall Members at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, and to the general public on at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

In addition, Rock Hall experts will talk about some of the biggest ‘70s soul stars including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays and more during a session dubbed Super 70s Soul! The Rock Hall has scheduled two programs that take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 26, in the Foster Theater. Admission is free with museum admission and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  


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