Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to introduce live stream artist conversations from the Museum in Cleveland

Live stream events debut with intimate conversation with Dion DiMucci

CLEVELAND (July 1, 2010) – For the first time the world will be able to watch and participate in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s public programs held regularly in the Museum’s Foster Theater. 

The first live streamed event will be a Hall of Fame series featuring inductee Dion DiMucci on Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST. The interview will be conducted by Dave Marsh and the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs, Dr. Lauren Onkey. To view the live stream visit: http://rockhall.com/event/hall-of-fame-series-dion/.  The event will begin with a special hour-long film done in conjunction with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President Terry Stewart about Dion’s memories of the Winter Dance Party tour of 1959 with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

Over the past 15 years, countless amazing moments have taken place in the intimate 160 seat Foster Theater. Music fans have experienced hundreds of intimate stories from artists including Aretha Franklin, Robbie Robertson, Jon Anderson of Yes, Mick Jones of the Clash, Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C., Grandmaster Flash, Chuck D, and Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland from the Police and others. These enlightening and in-depth interviews have until now only been available to those who have been able to attend the live events. Now, courtesy of the generous support of Gregg and Madeline Foster, the technology in the theater has been upgraded to include three robotic cameras to capture all of the rare, once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater. At the same time, a grant from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in New York enabled the Museum to redesign its official website, www.rockhall.com, and stream this content.

The Rock Hall has FREE educational offerings year round. Rock and Roll Night School gives interested adults the opportunity to expand their rock and roll-related knowledge, Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits gives the audience a look at the talented people who work with the artists and bands we have come to know and love. For more information about these and other Rock Hall educational programs, visit www.rockhall.com.

Please note that only events held in the Foster Theater will be streamed live. For a schedule of upcoming events visit http://rockhall.com/events/.  In the event that an interview will not be live streamed, a notice will be posted on the event webpage.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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