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Friday, April 27 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Surprising Encounters

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  1. John Rockwell  "Cross-Dressing in Opera: Trouser Roles"
  2. Amalia Mallard "The Laugh of the Black Medusa"
  3. Greil Marcus "The Irresistibility of 'Take on Me.'  (Not to mention 'We've Only Just Begun.')"
Moderator: Judith Peraino

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Amalia Mallard

Amalia Mallard is the founder of The Laughing Archive, a repository and critical analysis of laughter in recorded music. With degrees in Political Science and Africana Studies, Ms. Mallard has sought meaningful ways to synthesize her interests in public policy and the arts. Her Master’s... Read More →
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Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus's most recent books are "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs" and "Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations."  He is at work on a book on the place of "The Great Gatsby" in the common imagination.  He teaches American Studies at Berkeley and lives in Oakland."The... Read More →
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Judith A. Peraino

Judith A. Peraino is a Professor of Music and the Director of the LGBT Studies Program at Cornell University. Her publications include articles on Blondie, David Bowie, PJ Harvey, early snythpop, and Mick Jagger; and the book Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer... Read More →
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John Rockwell

John Rockwell was raised in San Francisco and earned a Ph.D. in cultural history from the University of California at Berkeley. Moving to New York in 1972, he served at the New York Times as a classical music critic, reporter and editor; chief rock critic; European cultural correspondent... Read More →

Friday April 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm PDT
JBL Theater MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109