ROCK STAR: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen
Start Date: Oct 26, 2014
End Date: Oct 26, 2014
"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," according to David Shumway in his new book, Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen, in which he studies rock icons like Elvis Presley, James Brown, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen.
Shumway will visit the Peters Township Public Library on Sunday, October 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss how the media offered rock stars the opportunity to thrive on many stages including recorded music, concert performance, dress, cover art, films, television, video, print and others. He will show how changes in American Society elevated rock stars as political figures impacting our popular culture. The talk will be illustrated with photographs, video, and music. Register to attend this free event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.941.9430. A book signing and reception will follow the program.
David Shumway teaches courses on American literature, film, and popular culture and in literary and cultural theory. He has written several books including John Sales, for the Illinois Contemporary Film Director Series published in 2012. He recently received a Fulbright award to lecture in Barcelona in the spring of 2013. Dr. Shumway is a member of the Board of Trustees, Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the founding Director of the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University.