Sunday, January 24, 2010

THIS WED AT PALEY CENTER: SOUL TRAIN, THE HIPPEST TRIP IN AMERICA

It definitely pays to skim Voice Choices, the spotlighted events listing in The Village Voice. That's where I found out about this Wednesday's screening of the premier of a great-sounding documentary called Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America.

Growing up, I watched this show along with Dance Fever and Solid Gold.
So this is gonna be a fun trip back in time.

Here's info in case you want to go. What better way to get through the Wednesday hump?

Also: The Paley Center of Media (formerly the Museum of Radio and Television) is an amazing, if under-utilized resource right here in New York. I have been there for different exhibits about Jim Henson and the Muppets, and have watched great programs in their screening booths all about Jim's work as a pioneer in film and tv as well as in the art of Muppeteering.

Premiere Screening: VH1 Rock Docs

Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Questlove, Drummer for the Roots; Music Producer
Tyrone Proctor, Dancer/Choreographer
Danyel Smith, Music Journalist
Others to be announced.

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Soul Train was one of the most influential and innovative music series of all time, providing a unique window into the latest trends in music, dance, and fashion. The charismatic host of the Soul Train party, Don Cornelius, became a television icon, bringing contemporary African-American culture into the national living room. This documentary, executive produced by Academy Award nominated director Lauren Lazin, spotlights performances and great moments from the show, as well as memories from cast and crew. Among the musicians featured include Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Sly Stone, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, and Chaka Khan, all with “a groove that will make you move real smooth.”

Participants subject to change.

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    Members: $10
    General Public: $15

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