The Department of Music at the University of New Haven will host key figures in rock and roll from Mar. 6 to Apr. 24. from 1:40 to 4:10 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Bartels Hall at the University of New Haven.
The events are free and open to the public.
The schedule for the speakers is:
· Mar. 27, Lenny Kaye, is an Americanlead guitarist, composer, and writer who plays in the Patti Smith Group band. He is also the co-author of “Waylon, The Life Story of Waylon Jennings.”
· Apr. 3, Billy Altman, is a Grammy-nominated historian and critic. He is a senior editor of “Creem” Magazine and former curator for the rock and roll hall of fame. His work has been published in “New York Times,” “Rolling Stones,” Esquire,” etc.
· Apr. 10, Handsome Dick Manitoba, who is an American musician and radio personality, best known for his 30-year stint as lead singer of the proto-punk New York City band The Dictators, a seminal punk rock band. This event is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Dodds Theater at the University of New Haven.
· Apr. 24, Bob Gruen, is an American photographer known for rock 'n' roll photographs for legends like John Lennon, Clash, Sex Pistols, among others. His work will be on display as well.
The speakers are part of an honors course on punk rock taught by Jeffrey Debies-Carl, professor of sociology and Murray Krugman, professor of music, to examine the history of the music and its relationship to mainstream pop-culture.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.