Louisville Free Public Library – 2013

    Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore West, 1968

    Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore West, 1968

    George Harrison, 1968
    Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Oakland Coliseum, 1969

    Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Oakland Coliseum, 1969

    The Main Library will be rockin’ in September and October with the opening of a new exhibition entitled “Backstage Pass: The Photographs of Baron Wolman.” The display showcases more than 25 seminal works by photographer Baron Wolman, first chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine.

    For three years at the publication, 1967-70, Wolman captured some of the most important moments in arguably one of the most significant periods of change in popular music.  Featured musicians in the exhibit include Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, George Harrison, and more.
    The exhibit is being held in conjunction with a music history course at the Main Library entitled “America’s Music.” The series explores the history of America’s popular music – blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo, and hip hop – through documentary films and scholar-led discussions. This six-week course will be held at the Main Library, Tuesdays, September 10 – October 15, at 5:30 p.m. and will be led by Dr. Douglas Shadle, music history professor at the University of Louisville.
    “Backstage Pass” will be on display September 7 – October 30 in the Main Library’s Bernheim Gallery, 301 York Street. The free exhibit is part of the Louisville Photo Biennial: Louisville’s Premier Photographic Festival.
    For more information on the exhibit or the “America’s Music” series, visit LFPL.org or call 574-1611.
    “America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music, and is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. The Library is one of only fifty sites nationwide selected to host this program series.
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