black star rising & the purple rain
january 25-28, 2016
yale university, new haven, CT
Could Yale be stepping up it's culture game? Check out this free, multidisciplinary conference celebrating music royalty David Bowie and Prince after their passings this past year: it's called Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign.
Guests and speakers to include Questlove, Solange Knowles, Kimbra, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and percussionist Sheila E.; acclaimed documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker; critics Greil Marcus, Greg Tate, Ann Powers, Alan Light and Michaelangelo Matos; and a battery of other scholars and thinkers.
Rock band TV On The Radio performs on Saturday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7) at the new Stephen A. Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove St.; check the website for free ticket availability.
Props to an old dog for learning a few new tricks, and honoring the legacies and brilliance of culture giants past. We hope to see more of this from storied places of higher learning in America, and elsewhere.
All info and details here.