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Spotlight for the week of November 28, 2022

Rhodes College

This week we’re looking at two events highlighting music culture – one taking you to Paris in the early 20th century and the other grounding you today in Memphis.

First, a follow-up performance to an event we spotlighted a few weeks ago - Musical Paris: at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, a concert series accompanying a Musical History class at Rhodes College. Le Tumulte Noir, Memphis-based jazz group will be performing in Hardie Auditorium on the campus of Rhodes College tonight at 7:30pm for “Café Rhodes.” They’ll be performing Parisian jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. This free event will immerse you in concert culture of the 20s and 30s in Paris.

Then, on Wednesday, November 30th, head to Crosstown Concourse to kick off WYXR 91.7 FM’s Raised by Sound Fest with the opening of photographer and musician Kevin Morby’s “This is a Photograph”. Morby will be in the Listening Lab for conversation on Wednesday evening and his exhibit will be up throughout the week. The festival continues Saturday, December 3rd with Free live performances from 1-7 by local and regional musicians including Doll McCoy, Mak Ro, Lemon’s, and Erin Rae.

For links to this and other lifelong learning opportunities in Memphis, please visit our Facebook page or check out our website.

Dr. Laura Loth is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Director of the French and Francophone Studies program at Rhodes College. She teaches courses in French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and cinema. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. You can email her at lothl@rhodes.edu
Brittany Ashley is a senior at Rhodes College, majoring in Art History and English, with concentrations in Museum Studies and Creative Writing. She will be pursuing her MA in Art History with hopes of working in the Education and Interpretation Department of an art museum. Originally from Kentucky, she will soon become a Denverite along with her partner and her cat, Poppet.