Virtual Events Tonight: Story Time With Diane Adams ’82 & The Legacy Sessions with Miles Davis

Virtual Events Tonight: Story Time With Diane Adams ’82 & The Legacy Sessions with Miles Davis

We are almost four weeks into the online fall semester, but that has not stopped events such as “Story Time for Little Bulldogs” and “The Legacy Sessions with Miles Davis” from connecting the Bulldog community.

Story Time for Little Bulldogs

Come and join Diane Adams, Class of 1982, at 6:00 pm for her reading of some of her own books as well as other classics. Adams is the author of “Love Is” and “Two Hands To Love You” and will be discussing more stories on September 17th’s event as well as every Thursday at 6:00 pm until October 15th.

Adams’s “Love Is” (2017) explores the relationship between a girl and her duckling and the deeper meanings of what it means to care for one another. “Two Hands To Love You” (2014) helps develop the meaning of family. Additional information and the link to register can be found here.

The Legacy Sessions with Miles Davis

Interested in exploring the modern implications of iconic jazz trumpeter Miles Davis’s work? How about the role of Black culture and history in modern American music? Head on over to zoom at 5:30 pm to explore how a modern songwriter and poet, Jamila Woods, honors her musical predecessors in her album LEGACY! LEGACY!

This is a series of events hosted by the Johnston Center in hopes of bringing to light the cultural, artistic, and social value of Woods’s album in the context of today. They will be listening to the famous “So What” from Davis’s album Kind of Blue and various others in the context of Woods’s song “MILES.”

Maggie Ruopp, Resident Director for the Johnston Center, is hosting the event and will help guide the conversation on how Woods uses her music to comment on the legacies of the artists who came before her and their roles in their respective movements and historical moments.

Ruopp emphasizes that the conversations about these songs will develop based on the people that attend. So if interested in jazz or Black history, join here at 5:30 tonight:

Meeting ID: 829 3493 5306

Passcode: 618269