Yale University To Host Multi-Day Event Exploring The Legacies Of Davie Bowie And Prince

first_imgYale 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*last_img read more

Travel Counsellors rewarded with sand souks and slides

first_imgTravel Counsellors rewarded with sand, souks and slidesTravel Counsellors rewarded with sand, souks and slidesEach year, top selling Travel Counsellors are recognised for their achievements with an annual reward trip. This week, 8 lucky Travel Counsellors from around Australia jetted off to live it up on their reward trip in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.What makes the Travel Counsellor reward trip so special is that this is certainly not a famil. Famils are great educational opportunities but they are full of inspections and reports. A reward trip is designed with the Travel Counsellor in mind as a leisure trip for rest and relaxation to reward their incredible efforts and results in the previous year. On this trip, site inspections are replaced with desert adventures and waterslide rides while the only post trip reporting these TC’s will do is the sharing of pictures, to the envy of friends and family.Ahead of his travels, Travel Counsellor Hamish Naicker posted: “With stays at the amazing Atlantis the Palm and One and Only Mirage and an absolutely action-packed itinerary ahead along with the pleasure of catching up with some amazing colleagues this is going to be wild!” And it sure has been! Hosted by Product Manager Jason Bell-Davey, these lucky Travel Counsellors were whisked away to an Arabian paradise for six days to be pampered with 5-star resorts, exquisite food, amazing cultural experiences, massages and exhilarating waterparks.Returning from Europe, Regional Managing Director Kaylene Shuttlewood stopped by to say hello commenting, “I can’t believe I had to leave again just before the desert safari… the TC’s had so much fun!” Travel Counsellor Donna Jones said: “In Dubai we experienced so much in an amazing couple of days. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we have now arrived at One & Only Royal Mirage!”The fun continues!About Travel CounsellorsFounded in 1994, Travel Counsellors is the world’s largest home-based travel company with over 1,800 self-employed travel consultants and a global support team of over 400 staff. The company is headquartered in Manchester U.K, with operations in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Travel Counsellors Australia Pty Ltd. was established in 2007. Today, nearly 150 Travel Counsellors run their own travel business from home with the support of a Melbourne based Head Office. Travel Counsellors Australia is proud to be a full member of IATA and AFTA and is accredited with ATAS and CLIA.Travel Counsellors rewarded with sand, souks and slidesSource = Travel Counsellorslast_img read more