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Dr. Kimberly Mack to deliver musicology lecture on Living Colour’s Time’s Up

In the image, a woman stands confidently in a room that appears to be a lecture hall or auditorium. She is dressed in a dark, floral-patterned blouse with a rounded neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. In the background, there's a collage of images superimposed over the scene: on the left, a group of four men is holding Grammy awards, celebrating their victory. Below them is a cover of a book or an album titled "TIME'S UP" by Kimberly Mack, featuring a colorful, abstract design. The atmosphere conveys a sense of academic and musical achievement.
Dr. Kimberly Mack on the University of Illinois webstite

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host a captivating Musicology Public Lecture by Dr. Kimberly Mack, focusing on the influential Black rock band Living Colour. Scheduled for February 5th, this free public lecture in the Smith Memorial Room of Smith Hall, starting at 7 p.m., will offer insightful perspectives on the iconic Black rock band. Dr. Mack, an expert in her field, will delve into the depths of the band’s renowned album Time’s Up, exploring its unique blend of music and message, and its role in challenging the racial and genre barriers of the 1980s music industry.

The lecture is more than just an exploration of a groundbreaking album; it’s a journey through the intersections of race, culture, and music. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of how Living Colour’s work transcended conventional music categories, breaking new ground in an industry often constrained by racial and genre stereotypes. Dr. Mack’s personal narrative, intertwined with her academic insights, promises to make this an enlightening and thought-provoking experience. For more information and details about the event, visit the event page on the University of Illinois website.

Musicology Public Lecture: Kimberly Mack
Smith Memorial Hall Room 220
M February 5th, 7 p.m.
free and open to the public

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