Music journalist and historian Ann Powers to visit CWRU [UPDATED!]

ann_powers_vert-38351ce2b415942d7b69c555c2ff55f3cd5c60af-s2-c85 One of the nation’s most notable music critics, Ann Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR’s blog about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music, since April 2011. She can also be heard on NPR’s newsmagazines and music programs. Prior to her American Music Masters keynote address, Powers will join the Department of Music for a question and answer session about her work as a music journalist and historian on Friday Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Harkness Chapel Classroom on the CWRU Campus. Ann Powers’ keynote will examine how the Everly Brothers became guides for teenagers moving into the fullness of their lives with America’s eyes upon them. In the 1950s, the teenager became a folk demon of great allure and notoriety.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor the Everly Brothers during the 19th Annual Music Masters. The weeklong celebration begins on Monday, October 20, and will feature interviews, panels, concerts, films and educational programs throughout the week. On Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Ann Powers will present “Brand New Heartache: The Everly Brothers and the Exquisite Reveal of the American Teen Heart” at Case Western Reserve’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd. The keynote lecture is free and open to the public.


The Wolstein Research Center is located on Cornell Rd., off of Euclid Avenue on the CWRU campus (see parking info below)


Paid Parking (approximately $4) will be available in Lot 55 (Health Sciences Garage) at 2242 Circle Drive, just around the corner from the Wolstein Center. There may also be street parking available. For a detailed map of CWRU’s campus, click here.