Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., Rockford Colleges Forum Series will present Tim Rileys lecture titled The Impact of Rock & Roll on American Music in Maddox Theatre of the Clark Arts Center on the campus of Rockford College.
The event is free and open to the public, but a reserved ticket is required. For more information, contact the Box Office at 815-226-4100. Clark Arts Center is accessible.
Riley, an expert on censorship and First Amendment rights, will explore the controversy regarding explicit popular music in the context of the concurrent debates pertaining to the Robert Mapplethorp exhibits, the role of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the left wings own politically correct agenda.
A rock critic, author and editor of the Web site www.rock.com, Rileys commentaries have been featured on National Public Radios All Things Considered and Morning Edition; Monitor Radio Internationals The World; and The Washington Post. His work is widely used in college courses about pop culture.
From the March 29-April 4, 2006, issue