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Dreamers and Doers: Larry Magid

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
6 - 7 pm Meet-and-greet reception*
7 - 8 pm Program

Can't make it in person? Watch tonight's program here at 7 pm!

Join Larry Magid, legendary concert and tour promoter and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, as he shares personal insights into his six decades in the music industry.

His career began on the street corners of West Philadelphia and summers down the shore, grew into Live Aid, Live 8, and iconic venues - the Spectrum, Tower Theater, TLA, Bijou Café, and the world famous Electric Factory  - and is still going strong today, complete with a host of Broadway producing credits that include a Tony Award for Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.

In an onstage conversation with WHYY Arts and Culture reporter Peter Crimmins, Larry will talk about working with an incredible roster of artists and musicians from Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to Bette Midler and David Bowie, and offer an introspective look at the intersections of Jewish identity, rock and roll, and show business in his own life, and how growing up as second generation American instilled in him the drive and entrepreneurial spirit to pursue his passion and leave his mark on concert and theater history. 
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In conjunction with the special exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.

*Please note the new reception time.  The reception will now precede the program to make sure you can get home in time to watch the third and final presidential debate at 9 pm Eastern. The program start time of 7 pm has not changed. 

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Sunday, September 18     Speakers That Rock Opening Symposium

This program represents the fourth installment of our annual Dreamers and Doers Speaker Series, which features individuals who embody a uniquely American spirit and whose stories are characterized by the values critical to the success achieved by immigrants who came to America in search of opportunity and a better life - courage and imagination, aspiration and hard work, leadership and service.

Previous Dreamers and Doers include renowned shoe designer, Stuart Weitzman, the most senior female executive with Major League Baseball, Kim Ng, and psychosexual therapy pioneer and cultural icon, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer.

This series has been anonymously endowed by a friend of the Museum and admirer of all Dreamers and Doers.

Event type:Lectures & Discussions