Friday, November 18, 2005

Chuck D - Paramount Theatre - April 25, 2006

I know it's a long ways away... but didn't want to forget it... Chuck D is coming to town as part of the KLRU Spark Lecture Series.

Description from Spark:

In this moderated panel discussion, rap artist Chuck D and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts will discuss culture, social issues and race. University of Texas professor and author of Hip Hop Matters, S. Craig Watkins will lead the conversation.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue.

As the founder of Public Enemy, Chuck D. is one of the most colossal figures in the history of hip-hop. Since the late '80s, he has crafted music with a message. As part of Public Enemy and as a solo artist, Chuck D has released more than 10 albums and has become an outspoken advocate. He is also a respected voice on the American cultural landscape and hosts a weekly show on Air America Radio.

Leonard Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and authority on black America and popular music. Since 1994, Pitts has penned a syndicated column of commentary on pop culture, social issues and family life. He recently wrote an article that captured national attention entitled The Rap Against Rap: It Celebrates Ignorance. Pitts' work has appeared in such publications as Musician, Spin and TV Guide.

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