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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.515.8426 to RSVP.
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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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor rock and roll pioneers the Everly Brothers during the 19th Annual Music Masters® series this October. Don and Phil Everly were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the first class of inductees in 1986. Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert, which will take place on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. Tribute concert artists will be announced in the coming months.
The weeklong celebration begins on Monday, October 20, and will feature interviews, panels, films and educational programs throughout the week, including a keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University. On Saturday, October 25, a conference will be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, exploring the Everly Brothers’ impact on popular music. The tribute concert will be held Saturday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre in Cleveland. Ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or email@example.com.
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The series is sponsored by ELS Studio (Acura).
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.