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Diversity in Show Business

Diversity in Show Business: Acting Beyond Stereotypes April 5th 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm 150 Mass Ave, Media Center   Successful monolgue preparation for actors of all types This two-hour workshop offers practical tools for preparing audition monologues for actors. Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory students are encouraged to attend. Pre-selected students will prepare and present a memorized two to three minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue. Participants will receive feedback from Associate Professor Ana Guigui and Assistant Professor Rene Pfister regarding the audition process, and how to select the best monologue. Our guest moderator Susan Nelson is the Executive Director of the New England Local of SAG-AFTRA, and will be joined by local professional performers to discuss the topic of actors playing into a stereotype or acting against it. Ms. Nelson will moderate an open conversation and Q&A with our actors, panelists, and audience members about various aspects of diversity in show business. Please come and join the conversation!  Diversity/ Monolgue library resource guide. This event is co-sponsored by the Stan Getz Library and Berklee Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Return to a classic era of rock 'n' roll with the community of artists making legendary music during the '60s and '70s. Get to know these musicians and the music they created as they unlock personal memories of those carefree times. You'll be amazed to see how this group of musical artists became a family of friends. Seen through the eyes of world-famous photographer Henry Diltz and three time Grammy-nominated art director/artist Gary Burden, Under The Covers contains a remarkable selection of touching and amusing stories, interviews, and photographs, which humanizes these rock 'n' r...
When you start a band, do you imagine how it will end? On April 2, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband the band at the peak of its popularity after the biggest concert of its career. The documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits follows the days leading up to the concert, the show itself, and the aftermath/ramifications of Murphy's decision, offering a "fly-on-the-wall look at the final hours of a band completely self-conscious of its destiny," according to Wired's B...
How I Got Started Building a Career and Audience in Music A panel discussion with two Boston bands that have built their own career in music.  Hear how they were able to build buzz in the Boston music scene. Here's the plan for discussion: Building Trust: Lear the ins and outs of networking in an authentic way. Setting Priorities: Tips on how to choose where to spend your time. Creating Gigs: Discover the process and resources for pitching your music. Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:00PM-7:30PM ​Media Lab 150 Mass. Ave.  Boston, MA Panel discussion with: Members fro...
Americana Women Roots Musicians -Women's Tales and Tunes Celebrate Women's History month with the trail-blazing and inspiring women roots musicians from Appalachian to Zydeco! with special guest filmmaker and President of the MusicBox Project Dyann Arthur Wednesday, March 5, 6:00PM -8:00PM 150 Massachusetts Ave., Media Lab Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 5939 from the Media Center. Presented by the Stan Getz Library and​ the Office for Diversity and Inclusion in recognition of Women's History Month.
What's Up with MXSup's: Interviews with the Purveyors of Cool THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ​How do Hollywood Music Supervisors discover, select, and license music for film, television, and commercials? What new tools and submission practices could increase opportunities for independent musicians? Presentation of original research by Andrea "Ani" Johnson, Associate Professor of Music Busines at Berklee College of Music is an international lecturer and consultant in Music Licensing, Marketing, and Strategic Management. Wednesday,  February 27 7:00PM-9:00PM 150 Massachusetts...
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Gregg Allman and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today. Wednesday,  Feb...
Check the Technique with the Cornell Hip Hop Collection: Come learn more about the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection, the world's largest research archive of artifacts documenting the birth and growth of Hip Hop culture with video chat guests: -Ben Ortiz, Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) -DJ Rich Medina, CHHC advisory board member and world-renowned DJ/musician/media personality -Breakbeat Lou, CHHC advisory board member and co-founder of "The Ultimate Breaks and Beats" compilation series Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Av...
By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old-timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over, and maybe the public didn't care. It seemed only a miracle could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty depicts how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits – The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The...
Harlem Street Singer tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues and gospel musician whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar inspired a generation of musicians. The film traces Davis’s journey out of poverty in the deep South to his iconic status in the folk and rock scene in 1960’s New York. The film includes interviews with celebrated folk and rock musicians who knew and studied with Davis, such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. These interviews...
Performance anxiety—physical, behavioral, psychological, and common to anyone who's taken the stage. Long thought of as an adult problem, this session will present research regarding its development and highlight the role teachers and educational practices may play. Join us as Berklee Music Education faculty member Charlene Ryan shares her latest research with us!

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