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Posts by Jason Hanley

American Music Masters Moments: Solomon Burke

Monday, October 31: 3 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley
Wearing his custom hat, Solomon Burke performs from his throne at the 2005 AMM tribute to Sam Cooke

American Music Masters Moments: Solomon Burke is the third installment in a series that shares stories from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's American Music Masters® events through the years. The first post in the series remembered Les ...

Categories: Inductee, Event, Hall of Fame, American Music Masters, Education, Exclusive Interviews
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AC/DC's 'Back in Black' - a retrospective

Monday, July 25: 5:50 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley

On July 25, 1980 AC/DC released Back In Black, an album that became an instant classic and is still one of the top selling rock albums worldwide.  It is not hard to hear why.  In the liner notes to ...

Categories: Inductee, Today in Rock
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An afternoon with members of Jefferson Starship at the Rock Hall

Tuesday, June 7: 5:22 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley

Three members of Jefferson Starship appeared at the Rock Hall on Friday for an afternoon of performance and conversation, including Chris Smith, David Freiberg (who was also an original member of Quicksilver Messenger Service), and Hall of Fame Inductee Paul ...

Categories: Education
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Rockin' the Schools on the Radio

Wednesday, December 22: 1:03 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley
Students learn about financial literacy in Rock Hall Education programs

A few weeks ago, local NPR station Ideastream®’s reporter Michelle Kanu visited the Rock Hall to sit-in on a couple of our popular Rockin’ the Schools classes.  Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Rockin’ the Schools brings approximately twenty thousand ...

Categories: Education
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Dr. John, Fats Domino, and the piano

Monday, November 8: 12:44 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley
Pictured from top: Fats Domino; Dr. John

Over the past few weeks I have traveled to New Orleans several times and had the chance to see Dr. John perform live at Lafayette Square, play with the band Widespread Panic, and even sit next to him as he ...

Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Education
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Hitsville USA

Tuesday, August 3: 12:10 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley
Rock Hall inductee Dennis Edwards of the Temptations (right) with Director of Education Jason Hanley

Last week at the Rock Hall the buzz was all about Hitsville USA.  On Wednesday the Education Department featured a Rock and Roll Night School program on Motown, and on Friday we welcomed Inductee Dennis Edwards of the Temptations for ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Exhibit, Education, Exclusive Interviews, Rock and Roll Night School
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Remembering Ronnie James Dio

Tuesday, May 18: 5:02 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley
Heaven and Hell pose with Rock Hall staff Kathryn Metz, Jason Hanley and Reena Samaan on Aug 22 2009

My heavy metal heart is hurting – Ronnie James Dio is gone.  When Dio died of stomach cancer on Sunday May 16th the rock world lost one of its greatest voices.  Passionate heavy metal fans love to argue about their favorite ...

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Jazz Rock Fusion and the Rise of Progressive Rock

Tuesday, April 27: 5:39 p.m.
Posted by Jason Hanley

This past week, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) offered its 31st annual Jazz Fest in the city of Cleveland with events that ranged from community programs to all-star jazz performances.  This year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ...

Categories: Rock and Roll Night School
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