Oct 17

Portland Club Steve Kelly Event

Carleton Club Steve Kelly Event

Sunday, October 17th, 2010
2:00 pm / Portland

The Portland Carleton Club


Professor Steve Kelly

“Joan Baez at Spring Hill College: A Study of Intersecting Histories”

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2 p.m.

at Lucky Lab Brew Pub

915 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd.

Portland, OR

Please join Carleton alums, parents, and friends for a presentation by Professor of Music Steve Kelly.  Steve has been at Carleton since 1974 as a music professor and as the Dean of Budget and Planning.  He holds a B.S. in music from Spring Hill College, an M.A. from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

The Lucky Lab has a wide variety of delicious food and drink choices.  Feel free to grab something at the main bar and bring it in, but please make sure you're in the private party room by 2 p.m. for Professor Kelly to begin his presentation.

On May 7, 1963 Joan Baez gave a concert at Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama.  On the surface this would seem to be a wholly unremarkable event.  After all, in 1963 Joan Baez, who had emerged as the “Queen” of the folk revival, performed on many college campuses.  However, this little-known performance in Alabama, on the day after Baez had been present at the historic civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, takes on extraordinary significance when viewed from the intersection of multiple histories: social, musical, institutional , and personal.  Using eyewitness accounts, photographs, and a precious unreleased live recording which includes Baez’ comments on the racial climate, Prof. Kelly reveals this larger meaning.

Cost:  $10 per person (to cover room rental).  Feel free to purchase something from the main bar.

To make your reservations contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 800-729-2586.  Please have your credit card ready, as all reservations for this event need to be paid in advance.

Sponsored by Portland Carleton Club. Contact: Philberta Y. Leung