The Beale Street Symposium, March 19 21

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The Beale Street Symposium, March 19 21

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The Memphis Center at Rhodes, Mike Curb Institute for Music, and Communities in Conversation are pleased to present: The Beale Street Symposium Thursday, March 19: Preston Lauterbach's Communities in Conversation lecture and book release of Beale Street Dynasty, 6PM, reception at 5:30PM Free and Open to the Public You have likely seen the great press this book is getting, so don't miss your chance to hear Lauterbach and be the first to buy the book! Friday, March 20: Discussions on Rhodes Campus (Hyde Hall in the Catherine Burrow Refectory) featuring: 12:30: Dr. Charles Hughes, "From Beale Street to the World: Memphis Musicians and the Soul Revolution." You will also have a chance to buy Dr. Hughes' new book Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South 1:30: Presentations and discussions featuring Rhodes students doing work on the relationship of Beale Street to Memphis. Topics include: 1. Understanding Beale's place as both a historic location and active entertainment district 2. Exploring Earnest Withers' work through archival and creative projects 3. Learning more about the past, present, and future of Beale Street through digital technology 3:00: Panel Discussion about music past and present on Beale featuring Calvin Newborn, Joyce Cobb, Richard Cushing, Preston Lauterbach, and Charles Hughes Friday, March 20: Concert featuring Memphis legend Calvin Newborn and the Rhodes Jazz Band. The show will feature performances by an all-star Memphis guitar quintet, Rhodes Students, and a great set by Newborn with special guests. The Historical Daisy Theater (Not the New Daisy but across the street!) 329 Beale Street 7:30PM $10/$5 students--tickets available at the door Saturday, March 21: "If Beale Street Could Talk," a historical walking tour of Beale. Join Preston Lauterbach and special guests for a historical 90-minute walking tour of Beale Street. The cost is $20 per person, which covers entrance to the Withers Gallery (with a light snack) and the Rock n' Soul museum. The tour will depart from Robert Church Park at 4:00PM. For more information or to register for the tour, please visit:

By: Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College

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