With summer drawing to a close, it's time to begin my fall tours. And though the autumn won't be quite as busy as the spring (which saw 77 speaking engagements in 20 different states), September 1 through December 3 will certainly keep me busy with 3 different tours totaling 55 presentations in 12 states.
The first of these 55 speaking engagements comes tomorrow with the christening of a brand new program:
Thursday, 1 September 2016, 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Butler University, Lilly Hall, Room 112, 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Come Together: Structure in Beatles Music
How something is presented is just as important as what is presented. Thus, a study of structure in Beatles music is ultimately a study in how the band chose to present their innovative musical ideas. This 60-minute multimedia presentation observes in great detail how Beatles music was put together.
In preparation for tomorrow's debut (and for next year's book on the topic), I posted a new BEATLES MINUTE video as a preview:
Today, being the 20th day of the month, is the day I send out my newsletter.
Inspired by popular interest, I began this free monthly email newsletter in March 2014, when I sent that initial issue to 6 people. Little by little, it's grown to the point where this morning's newsletter (September 2016) was sent to 790 recipients.
Each newsletter details my schedule for the remainder of the current month through the end of the next month - which programs I'm giving, where, and when.
Anybody with a valid email address may register for the newsletter on my website: http://www.aaronkrerowicz.com/newsletter-sign-up.html. Just be sure to type the “prove you are human” part. (I get a lot of spam, so any submissions that skip that step are deleted.)
Newsletter subscription is the best way to stay in touch. The emails are sent from my personal Gmail account, which allows recipients to respond easily and efficiently. This permits me to maintain a monthly dialog with Beatles fans across the globe.
Plus, they feature adorable puppy pictures. In honor of my new pooch, Abbey (as in Road), I started including a photo of her in each newsletter beginning in 2016. Here's September's:
New as of this morning, the complete Abbey photo series can be viewed on my Newsletter Registration web page.
August 14: "Starr Time: A Celebration of Ringo Starr's Contributions to The Beatles" at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans
The Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans launched yesterday and will continue through tomorrow. I make my Chicago Fest debut on Sunday:
Sunday, 14 August 2016, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Fest for Beatles Fans: Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL
Starr Time: A Celebration of Ringo Starr's Contributions to the Beatles
Contrary to popular belief, Ringo Starr was an integral component of the Beatles. This 60-minute program explains how and why Ringo replaced the band's previous percussionist, Pete Best, and celebrates Ringo's contributions to the Beatles through his singing, drumming, and songwriting.
In preparation for this program, I've posted six new BEATLES MINUTE videos focusing on Ringo's drumming. The full series can be found by clicking here; the new Ringo-specific videos can be found below.
Tomorrow's program will be the first to include Days in the Life for sale.
Thursday, 11 August 2016. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd, Elm Grove, WI
The Beatles & The Rolling Stones
Ask anybody to name two English rock bands from the 1960s and the response will likely be, "The Beatles and The Rolling Stones." This 60-minute presentation will compare and contrast the two through musical examples and interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.