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"Roots of the Rolling Stones" Nov 7 Free PresentationPosted Oct. 28, 2013
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Present "Roots of the Rolling Stones" will be presented by Lauren Onkey, vice president of education and public programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in Founders Hall auditorium. Sponsored by the Artist/Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public. The auditorium doors open at 6:30 p.m., with seating available on a first come, first served basis.
Onkey will discuss how the Rolling Stones drew from blues, rhythm and blues, and early rock and roll to create an original sound and style. The presentation will focus on how the music of artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Chuck Berry reached England in the 1950s and shaped the Stones as musicians and later, as songwriters.
Onkey is responsible for educational programs in the Museum's pre-K, K-12, university and adult programs, on site and through distance learning, as well as community outreach programs. She also oversees the museum's library and archives. Prior to joining the museum, she was an associate professor of English at Ball State University for 14 years.
In addition to teaching rock history, Onkey has taught units on popular music in cultural studies, literature and women's studies classes throughout her career. She has published Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity: Celtic Soul Brother (Routledge 2009) and many essays and book chapters. She has also presented numerous papers at national and international literature, popular music studies, cultural studies and pedagogy conferences.
Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.