August 10, 2021
Cocktail hour: 6-7 pm; Panel discussion: 7-8 pm at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22ndfloor penthouse—with a great view of Millennium Park!
Masks will be required; social distancing will be practiced. Stay safe!
Free, open to the public; Free appetizers, cash bar
Singing in the Rain: The Definitive Story of Woodstock at Fifty, by Gerard Plecki
An inside look at the creative energyand seminal performances that shaped this legendary event in 1969.The only publicationthat reviews every song performed by every musician at the iconic festival. Foreword by Jorma Kaukonen of the Jefferson Airplane.
Plecki will discuss his new book, in conversation with Walter Podrazik, television historian and analyst, and lecturer at the Dept. of Communication, University of Illinois, Chicago.
“Wally” is co-author of ten books, including Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television.
Plecki has written articles on music and film criticism, and his previous book, Robert Altman, is an authoritative analysis of this unconventional American director’s films. Come hear Plecki discuss the inside story of how Woodstock came to be—and how it profoundly impacted politics, music and society.
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