TEDDY PENDERGRASS, 1980S SOUL, AND TODAY + If You Don’t Know Me Screening

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Olivia Lichtenstein, the director of a new documentary on Teddy Pendergrass, will speak to Melissa Weber (aka DJ Soul Sister) in a conversation moderated by Giovanni Russonello. Topics will include the life of Pendergrass, the continuing influence of 1980s and '90s R&B on today's music scene, and the changing mechanisms of pop music stardom

Every day during Six of Saturns, April 25 - May 5, Russonello will be conducting live interviews, panels, and presentations in Three Keys from 11am - 12pm. 

Our inaugural critic in 2019 is Giovanni Russonello, who covers jazz and improvised music for the New York Times, and runs the D.C.-based jazz advocacy group CapitalBop.

He previously covered the 2016 election as a member of the Times’ news surveys team.

His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, NPR Music, JazzTimes, The FADER, DownBeat and the Investigative Reporting Workshop, among others. For more than two years he hosted “On the Margin,” a weekly books show on WPFW-FM in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history.


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  • 11AM–Friday, May 03
  • Free with RSVP

Olivia Lichtenstein, the director of a new documentary on Teddy Pendergrass, will speak to Melissa Weber (aka DJ Soul Sister) in a conversation moderated by Giovanni Russonello. Topics will include the life of Pendergrass, the continuing influence of 1980s and '90s R&B on today's music scene, and the changing mechanisms of pop music stardom

Every day during Six of Saturns, April 25 - May 5, Russonello will be conducting live interviews, panels, and presentations in Three Keys from 11am - 12pm. 

Our inaugural critic in 2019 is Giovanni Russonello, who covers jazz and improvised music for the New York Times, and runs the D.C.-based jazz advocacy group CapitalBop.

He previously covered the 2016 election as a member of the Times’ news surveys team.

His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, NPR Music, JazzTimes, The FADER, DownBeat and the Investigative Reporting Workshop, among others. For more than two years he hosted “On the Margin,” a weekly books show on WPFW-FM in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history.

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