Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
Public Contact: Concert Line (202) 707-5502

November 17, 1998

MOTOWN SYMPOSIUM AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 20

Symposium to be cybercast on broadcast.com

WHAT: Panelists intimately involved with the Motown Record Corporation will discuss its golden years, the history of its artistic development and its influence on American popular music at a Library of Congress symposium Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.

The Library and broadcast.com will broadcast the live audio of the symposium on the Internet. The computerized broadcast is the third in a cooperative pilot project between the Library and broadcast.com.

WHO: Panelists are: Cholly Atkins, choreographer for Motown; Esther Gordy Edwards, former vice president of Motown Records and the founder and director of the Motown Historical Museum; Claudette Robinson and Bobby Rogers of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; William "Mickey" Stevenson, songwriter and producer. The symposium will be moderated by Norman A. Middleton Jr., Library of Congress Music Division.

WHEN: Symposium is Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Call Helen Dalrymple in the Office of Public Affairs to request press tickets for the symposium: (202) 707-1940.

WHERE: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E.

Cybercast address: www.loc.gov or www.broadcast.com

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PR 98-189
11/17/98
ISSN 0731-3527

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