Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces programming for Black History Month

2016 Inductee DJ Yella of N.W.A to kick-off events with Q&A session and DJ demonstration

CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate national Black History month with a series of events and programming. Events include live concerts, interviews, film screenings, and special programming for Museum visitors.

The Rock Hall’s annual Black History Month celebration is a cornerstone of its programming and outreach, recognizing the extraordinary contributions that African- Americans have made to rock and roll music. Since 1996, highlights have included conversations with Solomon Burke, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Ruth Brown, Al Green, Bobby Womack, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Rahiem, and Little Anthony and the Imperials.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Wednesday, February 7 at 7pm: Hall of Fame Series with DJ Yella and Lil Eazy-E in the Foster Theater

2016 Rock Hall inductee, DJ Yella of the hip-hop group N.W.A and Lil Eazy-E, the son of Eazy-E, will sit down with the Rock Hall’s Dr. Jason Hanley to discuss their careers, influence and impact. An audience Q&A session and DJ demonstration will follow the interview.

The event is FREE with RSVP at ticketing.rockhall.com. Rock Hall members can RSVP beginning Friday, January 12 at 10am. The general public can RSVP beginning, Saturday, January 13 at 10am. There is an 8 ticket limit per transaction.

The event will also be streamed live on the Rock Hall’s Facebook page.

Friday, February 9 at 8:0pm (Doors at 7pm): LET IT WHIP! Kinsman Dazz Band and DJ Ellery on the Klipsch Audio Main Stage

In 1983, Cleveland’s own Dazz Band shot to the top of the R&B charts with their Grammy Award winning hit “Let It Whip.”

The Kinsman Dazz Band will take the main stage for a funky, high-energy dance party followed by one of the most versatile DJs in Northeast Ohio, DJ Ellery.

Tickets ($10) will be available to Rock Hall members at 10am on Friday, January 12 and to general public at 10am on Saturday, January 13 at ticketing.rockhall.com. There is an 8 ticket limit per transaction.

Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm: Film screening, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012, 1 hr 46 min) in the Foster Theater

This performance documentary – directed and produced by Ice-T – takes fans on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music.

Tickets are FREE for Rock Hall members and $5.50 for the general public. Tickets will be available to Rock Hall members at 10am on Friday, January 12, and to general public at 10am on Saturday, January 13 at ticketing.rockhall.com. There is an 8 ticket limit per transaction.

Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30pm: CTRL|ALT|BEAT© presented by <BLKhack> Cleveland at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

CTRL|ALT|BEAT© will feature an interactive, socially engaging experience that will allow attendees to gain valuable information regarding diversity and inclusion for the startup space in music technology, innovation, creativity, and business. The panel discussion will feature speakers from communities of color who are truly passionate about helping our community of forward thinkers, future leaders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed.

<BLKhack> Cleveland is a monthly event to help African-American, Hispanic and other people of color hack into technology, education, trends, music, innovation, business, and finance. More at BLKhack.com/Cleveland.

The event is FREE with RSVP at ticketing.rockhall.com. Rock Hall members can RSVP beginning Friday, January 12 at 10am. The general public can RSVP beginning, Saturday, January 13 at 10am. There is an 8 ticket limit per transaction.

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