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American Music Lecture: “Private Dancer”
April 21 @ 18:30 - 19:30
A series of lectures devoted to American music, particularly Grammy Award ® winners and their famous albums. We’ll learn and discuss what makes album a “hit,” the creative process in music, how do musicians achieve success in the record industry and what are unifying factors in winning albums (if there are any). Each lecture will cover individual albums/artists and over the course will include Frank Sinatra’s “Come Dance with Me,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company,” Taylor Swift’s “1989” and others. Led by Dmitry Tsvetkov, a musician, literary agent and writer.
This month’s lecture will cover Tina Turner and “Private Dancer,” which remains her best-selling album in North America. It is considered the album that propelled her into becoming a star as a solo artist after separating from Ike Turner, and the album won several Grammy Awards including for Best Song of the year with “What’s Love Got to Do with It?”
We will also be joined by special guest singer, Laura Grig, who will sing some of Tina Turner’s hits for the audience! (Catch a sneak peek at her talent here: https://vk.com/video-142785571_456239026.)
Join us afterward for our monthly Open Music Jam Club at 7:30p.m.! Do you love to play music with your friends? Need a fun and free space to do so? Then join our Music Jam Club! The American Center will offer its space, microphones and sound system to all musicians and singers to play in great company once a month on Fridays. Bring your favorite instrument, sing your favorite song, strum out your favorite tune, meet new friends and have a great time.