Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Grammy Museum Affiliation

In October of 2014, Monmouth University was named a higher education affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. The partnership with the Grammy Museum allows the Center to provide opportunities to study and celebrate the region’s popular music heritage by providing access to Grammy Museum content for educational purposes, research programs, and professional development seminars. Each year this partnership results in several special events.

Tuesday Night Record Club combines the intellectual atmosphere of a book club with the exciting and evolving world of music. Created as a result of the University’s affiliation with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, the club brings music lovers together to analyze a new album each week. Participants are invited to explore the selected album’s cultural, political, artistic, and historical impact. Each 90-minute session features an expert panel and special guest moderator, and attendees are encouraged to listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss.

In its first year, the club featured Nirvana’s Nevermind, Blondie’s Parallel Lines, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska.

Upcoming Events

Sep 25

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Free/Register

Oct 9

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.

Free/Register

Oct 17

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

An Evening with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls

Join us for an intimate conversation, performances and Q&A. Emily Saliers is one half of the Grammy Award-winning folk rock music duo Indigo Girls. Over the years, they have sold over fifteen million albums worldwide, as well as earning six Grammy nominations. In 1989, they were nominated for Best New Artist and took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Free Event

Nov 6

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM.

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Nov 8 Nov 11

Grammy Museum Affiliation

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium

Welcome to the academic conference series sponsored by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Convened on the beautiful campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, the conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ 1968 classic LP The Beatles, later popularized as The White Album.

Pre-conference activities will commence on Thursday, November 8th, and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, November 11th. The conference will welcome an international roster of participants, as well as a host of keynote speakers and musical acts celebrating the lives and works of the Beatles.

Details

Nov 8

8 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Performing Arts Series

The Weeklings

THE WEEKLINGS plus Horns & Strings – The Music of The Beatles and more, featuring, for this show, selections from The Beatles legendary White Album performed with live horns and strings as well as many of your Weeklings favorites! This is part of The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the record.

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Past Events

SAVE THE DATE!

Apr 12 Apr 15 2018

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium

Join us for the inaugural academic conference sponsored by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Convened on the beautiful campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, the conference will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 classic album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Pre-conference activities will commence on Thursday, April 12th, and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, April 15th. The conference will welcome an international roster of participants, as well as a host of keynote speakers and musical acts celebrating the life and times of the Jersey Shore and popular music.

Past Event

Apr 10 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Past Event

Mar 6 2018

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!

This discussion will feature Radiohead OK Computer. This event is free but registration is required.

Past Event

Feb 6 2018

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Prince, Purple Rain

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Prince Purple Rain.

Past Event

Nov 28 2017

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!
This discussion will feature Miles Davis Kind of Blue and the special guests will include: Ashley Kahn, American music historian, journalist, producer, and author of KIND OF BLUE, the making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece; and Jay Sweet, Musician and Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University’s Department of Music and Theatre.

Past Event

Nov 7 2017

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!

Past Event

Oct 3 2017

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced?

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!
This discussion will feature Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced?

Past Event

Apr 25 2017

7:30 PM
Wilson Auditorium

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S Nebraska

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S Nebraska. This event is free but registration is required.

Past Event

Mar 21 2017

7:30 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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 in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This event is free but registration is required.

Past Event

Feb 24 2017

8 PM
Pollak Theatre

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Performing Arts Series

Sweet Honey in the Rock

With a new album #LoveInEvolution released early this year, Grammy Award-winning female African-American a cappella group founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, endlessly continues to evolve and cultivate the rich textures of African American musical traditions. Currently consisting of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, ASL interpreter Shirley Childress, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass, the group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. The group’s collective voice, often accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

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