Yale University has announced a multi-day event, bringing together scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, journalists, and students for discussion, critical listening, and musical performance, in examining the music, careers, and lives of David Bowie and Prince. Dubbed Blackstar Rising & The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince will culminate with a performance by TV On The Radio on the final day.Set to take place from January 25th – 28th, the event “will examine the pathbreaking innovations of these two remarkable musicians, and explore the legacies of two artists who recognized the ways that popular music can create liberating spaces where audacious cultural and social changes and transformations might flourish. Lectures and roundtable discussions will examine how Bowie and Prince each championed aesthetic, social, and cultural freedom and rule-breaking in their respective repertoires and ultimately revolutionized racial, gender, and sexual identity politics in popular music culture.”All events are free and open to the community. Ticketed events are followed by an asterisk. For additional information, click here. Check the full schedule of events below:January 25, 20178:30pm – Sound & Vision: Listening Together to David Bowie & Prince (concert & critical deejay session with Questlove and Kimbra)*January 26, 20174:30pm – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) followed by Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker (film & conversation)9:00pm – “Everybody Still Wants to Fly”: Activism in Pop from Prince to Solange (roundtable conversation and keynote conversation with Solange)*January 27, 20178:45am – Welcome by Daphne A. Brooks–To the “Dearly Beloved,” “Gimme Your Hands ‘Cause You’re Wonderful”: On the Importance of (a Rock ‘n’ Roll) Commons9:00am – “Take Me With U”: David Bowie, Prince & the Utopian Pop Universe (conference session)10:30am – “Life On Mars?”: Spirituality & (Im)mortal Imaginaries in Bowie & Prince (conference session)12:00pm – Highlights from the David Bowie Is Exhibition (roundtable conversation)1:00pm – “Hang On to Yourself”: The Making of David Bowie Is (roundtable conversation)2:15pm – “Around the World in a Day”: Traversing Cities & Borders in Bowie & Prince (conference session)3:45pm – “Young Americans”: Prince, Bowie, Funk & the 1970s (conference session)5:30pm – “Housequake”: A Critical Karaoke Tribute (conference session)8:30pm – “Modern Love”: Bowie & Prince & the Art of Collaboration—In Conversation with Donny McCaslin and Sheila E. (roundtable conversation)January 28, 20179:00am – “Watch That Man”: Visual Bowie, Visual Prince—On Art & Film (conference session)10:30am – “The Black Album”: Bowie, Prince & Sonic Experimentalism (conference session)1:30pm – “Oh! You Pretty Things”: Theater, Performance & Spectacular Bowie & Prince (conference session)3:00pm – “Rebirth of the Flesh”: David Bowie & Prince’s (Dis)identifications—On Race, Gender, & Sexuality (conference session)8:00pm – TV On The Radio concert*
The daughter of Galileo won twice from five juvenile appearances, finishing off her campaign with a fine victory in the seven-furlong Group Three CL Weld Park Stakes at the Curragh in late September. She will step up to a mile and a quarter for the first time if she does return to action in this weekend’s Listed contest. Magical Dream is one of three possible runners for Aidan O’Brien in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes at Navan on Sunday. Press Association O’Brien has also entered Half Moon and Just Pretending, both of whom were well held in solitary maiden starts last year. The in-form Jim Bolger could saddle Rehn’s Nest, winner of the Park Express Stakes at the Curragh last month, as well as impressive Gowran scorer We’ll Go Walking. Dermot Weld’s Salhooda and the Tommy Stack-trained Alive Alive Oh are other interesting contenders among 10 entries. The concluding Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race on the same card promises to be a fascinating affair. O’Brien has five possible runners, headed by Eye Of The Storm, a good third in last year’s Autumn Stakes at Newmarket. The Ballydoyle handler could also be represented by Leading Light, Magician, Nevis and Ruler Of The World. Bolger has Einsteins Folly and Sun On The Run in the mix, while Patrick Prendergast’s Canary Row and Galileo Rock from David Wachman’s yard are other notable possibles.