Reggae Month at the Rock Hall

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The fabulous Mighty Diamonds play the Rock Hall's main stage February 23.
The Rock Hall will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events honoring reggae's history. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free with a reservation. Members can RSVP starting January 19 by emailing edu@rockhall.org or calling 216-515-8426. February 6, 4:30 p.m. Case Western Reserve University Baker Nord Center Kenyon Professor Ennis Edmonds opens the month's program with a lecture, "Rastafari and Reggae: A Marriage Made in Jamaica." February 7, 7 p.m. Rock Hall, 4th Floor Theater Jamaican Music on Film: An evening of reggae Cinema. February 11, Reggae brunch featuring Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band Parkview Nite Club Restaurant, 1261 West 58th Street Brunch starts at 11:00 a.m. The band will perform from 3 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. February 20, 7 p.m Rock Hall, 4th Floor Theater A Hall of Fame Series Q&A with inductee Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records. February 21, 7 p.m. Roll Hall, 4th Floor Theater From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits lecture series continues with Mikey Dread, reggae star and Clash collaborator, who will perform with his band and discuss his career. February 23, 8 p.m. Rock Hall, Main Stage A concert by reggae's premier harmony trio, the Mighty Diamonds. Cleveland's Dub Flex will open. Tickets are $10, available at the box office and via Ticketmaster. February 26, 7 p.m Rock Hall, 4th Floor Theater Reggae scholar and collector Roger Steffens will present an evening of unreleased filmed interviews and performances by many legends of reggae. Steffens is the co-author of Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Definitive Discography and the founding editor of The [Reggae and African] Beat magazine. February 27, 7 p.m. Rock Hall, 4th Floor Theater Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals will close the month with an evening of music and conversation. Hibbert wrote the 1968 single "Do the Reggay," which is credited with giving the genre its name. -- DX Ferris

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