Texas Tech to Host Panel to Showcase 'Women and West Texas Music'

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March 9, 2018

The panel is part of Women’s History Month.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Crossroads of Music Archive, Texas Tech Friends of the Libraries and the Texas Tech Libraries will host a free panel discussion, “Women and West Texas Music.” A meet and greet with panelists, as well as book signings, will be available after the discussion. 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (March 23)

WHERE: International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.

EVENT: The two-part event will begin with an interview with Austin-based singer-songwriter and Lubbock native Kimmie Rhodes discussing her new book, “Radio Dreams: The Story of an Outlaw DJ and a Cosmic Cowgirl.” The second segment will feature Rhodes and four additional panelists discussing their respective works, along with open discussion and audience questions.

Other panelists include:

  • Kathleen Hudson is an author who works in the English department at Schreiner University in Kerrville and founded the Texas Heritage Music Foundation in 1987.
  • Amy Maner is a Lubbock-born actress, costume designer and director of the film, “Lubbock Lights.”
  • Tamara Saviano is a Grammy and Americana award-winning producer, music business consultant, artist manager, publicist and author.
  • Diana Finley Hendricks is a Texas Hill Country-based writer and has spent her career in journalism and feature writing, focusing on Texas and Southern music and culture.

The Texas Tech College of Media & Communication, Caprock Café and Orlando's restaurants, Rockin Box 33 House and Studio West are also supporting the event.

CONTACT: Curtis Peoples, archivist, Southwest/Special Collections, Texas Tech University Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5777 or curtis.peoples@ttu.edu


 

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