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DECONSTRUCTING LITTLE RICHARD

Event date  Thursday, July 16, 2020
Event time  4pm PT / 7pm ET
Event location  Online
Ages  All ages

Forever Young: Popular Music and Youth Across the Ages.

Pop Con 2020 in conjunction with The Apollo Theater Education Program Presents Deconstructing Little Richard A free online teach-in event about the originator, emancipator and architect of rock 'n' roll.

Little Richard, who passed away in May, helped pioneer rock music in the 1950s, riding high on gospel-influenced musicianship and black queer fabulosity. Throughout his seven-decade career, he confronted industry exploitation and racism, and he transformed gender expression in popular culture. Join musicians, scholars, DJs and writers for a free online discussion event about the self-appointed originator, emancipator, and architect of Rock ‘n Roll.

WITH

Ian Isiah, recording artist

Nona Hendryx, singer, songwriter, producer

Alisha Lola Jones, assistant professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Jason King, professor, musician, New York University

Uri McMillan, associate professor, UCLA

Madison Moore, artist-scholar, assistant professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tavia Nyong’o, professor, Yale University

Zandria Robinson, associate professor, Georgetown University

 

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TREMORS

Event date  Friday, July 17, 2020
Event time  7pm PT / 10pm ET
Event location  Online
Ages  All ages

It's Coming From Inside The House! presents Tremors.

Rated PG-13 • 96 mins • Directed by Ron Underwood • 1990

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

  • Pre-film introduction with Robert Rutherford, MoPOP's Manager of Public Engagement, and special guest, Kelly Sue DeConnick.
  • Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay — Here’s some graboid inspiration
  • Cocktails, mocktails, and beer pairing recommendations.
    • Cocktail pairing — What to do with graboids once they’ve been vanquished? Here’s a recipe for a Grey Gusano to make the most of all of those worms!
    • Mocktail pairing — Get your feet up off the floor with a virgin margarita.
    • Beer pairing — Grab a can of Coors Banquet and tip back your hat, naturally.
  • Chat with the host and guest and other fans during the film.
  • Post-film discussion on the film's enduring influence on the genre and why it deserves a spot on our list 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die

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