Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show Soul Train (Author Talk and Book Signing)


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Learn about the longest running first-run syndicated show in television history with Maryland author Ericka Blount. This pop culture book is a celebratory, behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes, stories and reflections about the show Soul Train, the host and the power of black music and dance on television. A book signing will follow the author’s talk. Program included with museum admission.

Special Feature: A Musical Conversation with Dontae Winslow

Saturday, March 8, 3pm

Contemporary jazz trumpeter Dontae Winslow and Baltimore native currently tours with the Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience World Tour. Winslow talks about his tour life and personal experiences with the music business. Enjoy musical selections by him as well during this afternoon talk. Winslow's playing is an exciting mix of Blues, Jazz, Ballads, and Soul Music. His particular style and skill keep him in high demand in Hollywood. He has performed on SNL, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, the BET, Grammy, AMA Awards, and Ellen. He has written songs for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Keyshia Cole, Mary Mary and Kendrick Lamar.

Watch Dontae perform his song "Summer Cookout" here:

About Author Ericka Blount

Ericka Blount Danois is an award-winning journalist, writer, editor, and professor. She has written for a number of publications including: Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and City Paper. She has interviewed cultural figures such as Cuban President Fidel Castro, Andy Rooney, Ed Koch, Andre Harrell, Zane, and Johnnie Cochran and film and television provocateurs such as David Simon, Ed Burns, and Ernest Dickerson. Her coverage of music is a who's who of luminaries like Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, LL Cool J, Rakim, Tupac, R. Kelly, Run DMC, Horace Silver, De La Soul, The Fugees, Talib Kweli, Jennifer Hudson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ann Nesby, Jackie McLean, and James Mtume, among others. A cover story on Earth, Wind and Fire was selected to appear in the book, “Best Music Writing of 2012,” with guest editor Questlove. She lives in Baltimore and teaches at the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Listen to Blount's interview on the Marc Steiner Show.

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Date and Time
Saturday, March 8, 2:00 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1800