Jul 11th 2019

Arts + Public Life, in partnership with Soundrotation and Brain Trust Management, presents the third installment of the Rear View Mirror listening sessions and lecture series led by music historian and DJ, Duane E Powell. Each Session takes a journey through the lives of musical legends and heroes, with surprise musical guest performers. For this season, we will focus on the risk-takers. Unsung artists who broke barriers and used their artistic platforms as voices of freedom and innovation, even at the cost of their careers.

July 11, 2019: Death of Disco
Doors open at 6pm. Program starts at 7:00pm.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the infamous disco demolition which took place at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, join us for a special edition of Rear View Mirror Sessions. We’ll explore the world of disco – it’s major players, unsung heroes, part in the gay liberation movement and the backlash endured. Also, we’ll examine the role disco played in the creation of house music, a genre and culture created in Chicago.



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