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PERSON PLACE THING: KENNY VANCE
Wed, April 26, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Humanities New York presents: Person Place Thing: Kenny Vance
As a kid in New York, Kenny Vance was captivated by the magic of rock ‘n’ roll. At the age of fifteen, he was hanging around the famed Brill Building, meeting other singers and songwriters. Eventually he formed the successful group Jay and The Americans, who had the distinction of opening for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for each of their first U.S. performances. Kenny's career spans from the 1950s to today, with projects ranging from starting doo-wop groups to music supervising to creating solo albums. Join us for a night of conversation and music. We’ll talk, he’ll sing, you’ll kvell.
Person Place Thing is an interview show by Randy Cohen based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.
Humanities New York provides leadership and support across the state’s intellectual and cultural sectors through grants, programs, networking and advocacy in order to encourage critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena. Founded in 1975 as the National Endowment for the Humanities’ partner in New York State, Humanities New York is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities. Humanities New York is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, City and private funding.
* Please note the venue is located on a third floor only accessible via stairs.