San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Bold Soul Sisters:
A Revolution of Sound & Style
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Riding the waves of an evolving Feminist movement and the sexual revolution, the “girl groups” of the 1960s gave way to a more progressive look and sound for female singers in the 70s. Groups like Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, First Choice, and Sister Sledge took R&B, jazz, soul and even country music to a new level. Music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane interviews four women who helped power these groups to the pinnacle of the 1970s popular music scene: Rochelle Fleming, Nona Hendryx, Ruth Pointer, and Kathy Sledge.
The panel discussion will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us your questions at @ApolloEd using #ApolloLiveWire or #BoldSoulSisters and someone may answer them during the event!
**Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event to secure seating.**
**Registration does not guarantee seating.**
About Live Wire:
Live Wire Discussions focus on topics pertinent to the Apollo Theater’s history and/or events that advance knowledge and appreciation of the Theater’s role in shaping American arts and entertainment. Discussions are linked to Apollo’s larger performing arts series and events, the Apollo Archives initiative and Apollo Hall of Fame inductions. Live Wire discussions are recorded and podcasts created in order to extend the audience reached through these events and for inclusion in the Theater’s archives.
Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management. The Apollo Theater reserves the right to cancel or revoke this registration at any time.
When & Where
Apollo Theater 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.