Date: 03/24/2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: The Apollo Theater (253 W. 125th St., Manhattan)

Price: Free, RSVP here

Live Wire looks at the blues and gospel origins of Rock n Roll and the ground breaking female icons and innovators at its heart: Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Big Mama Thornton. Tamar-kali leads this conversation which will explore how their legacies reflect the trend of hidden influences in American pop culture. Panelists include Gracie Aghapour, LaRonda Davis and LaFrae Sci.

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