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Open Heart : M O V E M E N T Experience

10 PRL 515 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Come join us in the Open Heart : M O V E M E N T experience! The session will begin with a guided meditation emerging in a sound bath of relaxation. Flowing into freely guided movement experiences, together we will integrate music and dance to collectively express. No experience necessary.

$20 per class
Recurring

Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll, Part I

Virtual

This three-session virtual course taught by Kit O'Toole - the first of a two-part course - explores how gospel, blues, and jazz contributed to the development of the music of Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and much more. How gospel, blues and jazz impacted instrumentation, vocal style, and composition will also be studied. In addition to multimedia presentations, class discussion and activities will enable attendees to identify the essential elements of rock. 

$50 (for three sessions)

Roger McGuinn

Pollak Theatre

As a co-founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like Turn, Turn, Turn, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man, Roger McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history.

$48-$60

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Virtual

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.
Recurring

This Day in Music

Virtual

In this collaboration with the Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society, we are delighted to present This Day in Music, a three session virtual course taught by Sonja Elise Freeman and Perry Thompson. Each course meeting will address a profound moment on that date in music history. This semester’s dates include Jimi Hendrix and the Experience’s inaugural performance in 1966, Prince’s adoption of a symbol to represent his name in 1992, and Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg’s 50th birthday in 2021.

$50 (for three sessions)

John Irving’s The Cider House Rules

Virtual

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is John Irving’s The Cider House Rules.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Ricky Tucker

The Great Hall -104

Please join us for a reading by Rickey Tucker. Tucker is a storyteller, an educator, a lead creative, and an art critic based in NYC. His work explores the imprints […]

Free and open to the public, please RSVP to mmcbride@monmouth.edu
Recurring

This Day in Music

Virtual

In this collaboration with the Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society, we are delighted to present This Day in Music, a three session virtual course taught by Sonja Elise Freeman and Perry Thompson. Each course meeting will address a profound moment on that date in music history. This semester’s dates include Jimi Hendrix and the Experience’s inaugural performance in 1966, Prince’s adoption of a symbol to represent his name in 1992, and Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg’s 50th birthday in 2021.

$50 (for three sessions)

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Pollak Theatre

Hailed as “the king and queen of the banjo,” (Paste Magazine) sixteen-time Grammy® Award-winner Béla Fleck returns to our stage alongside his wife, fellow banjoist and singer Abigail Washburn. Fleck is the world’s premier banjo player, known for his eclectic mix of bluegrass and jazz, while Washburn marries folk traditions with far-flung Eastern influences. Together, their sound is familiar yet wildly innovative and on stage, their artistry and chemistry results in a picking partnership unlike any on the planet.

$43 - $65

Open Heart : M O V E M E N T Experience

10 PRL 515 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Come join us in the Open Heart : M O V E M E N T experience! The session will begin with a guided meditation emerging in a sound bath of relaxation. Flowing into freely guided movement experiences, together we will integrate music and dance to collectively express. No experience necessary.

$20 per class