San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
LIVEWIRE Discussion Series
Black Men\Soul Music
Celebrated author and Duke University Professor of Black Popular Culture, Mark Anthony Neal is joined by journalist and writer Herb Boyd and musician, songwriter Gordon Chambers in a discussion of the artistic, social, and political legacy of soul music and its role as an expressive art form for Black men. The discussion will focus on the music and careers of such renowned singers as Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Barry White and many others, through the historical lens of the 1950s, 60, 70s and up to the present day.
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us your questions at @ApolloEd using #ApolloLW and Mark, Gordon and Herb may answer them during the event!
Registration for this event is full, however standby seating may be available.
Please arrive by 6pm to join the stand-by line for limited first-come first-served seating.
When & Where
Apollo Theater Education Program
About the Apollo Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.