18th Annual Music Masters Keynote Lecture and Conversation

“What a Drag it is getting old: The Challenges and Triumphs of the Latter-Day Rolling Stones” 

Keynote Lecture by Alan Light

Thursday, Oct. 27

7 p.m. Ford Auditorium, CWRU Campus (11000 Euclid Ave.)

Alan Light’s keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University’s Ford Auditorium (11000 Euclid Ave.) will examine the latter-day Rolling Stones, and the triumphs and challenges of their longevity. Light is the former Editor-in-Chief of Spin and Vibe magazines, a frequent contributor to The New York Times and Rolling Stone, and the author of The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah.”  This event is free and reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Friday, Oct. 25  the Department of Music will also host “A Conversation and Q&A with Alan Light” at 12:30 p.m. in Clark Hall room 309.  The free discussion is open to the campus community.

The Alan Light visit is a part of the week-long Annual Music Masters celebration honoring the Rolling Stones culminating a tribute concert at PlayhouseSquare. Tribute concert performers previously announced include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ian McLagan, Merry Clayton, Sarah Dash, Bernard Fowler, Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, Trevor Lawrence, Steve Madaio, Waddy Wachtel and Willie Weeks.  Joining the all-star house band is Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band.  New guests include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Chuck D, Sugar Blue, Lee Fields, Patterson Hood, Dave Pirner, Earl Slick and Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson of the Flamin’ Groovies . Tickets to the October 26th tribute concert range from $30 – $80 and are available at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org.


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