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8/3/2018 Member News

Press Preview Invitation: Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

CONTACT:
Kristen Wright
(727) 820-0100
kwright@thefhm.org

Press Preview Invitation
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Exhibition Opening

Please join The Florida Holocaust Museum on August 16th and/or August 17th for an exclusive to press preview of the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, before it opens to the public on August 18th at the Museum.

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931- 1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless rock & roll artists. It also traces the indomitable spirit of a man brought to the United States as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling a lifelong passion and advocacy for justice.

Michael Igel, The Florida Holocaust Museum's Board Chair, will be available for interview on Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th. Michael's grandparents were Holocaust Survivors and always emphasized to him not only the atrocities of their story and the stories of other Survivors, but also the the importance of letting the world know that Holocaust Survivors and refugees dusted themselves off and changed the world in ways big and small. Bill Graham, a Holocaust refugee, is the embodiment of the product of this resilience. As a third-generation descendant of Holocaust Survivors and a lifelong collector of Bill Graham concert posters Michael can speak to the exhibitions's fascinating connection between rock & roll and the Holocaust. Michael will be available to speak with press from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 17th.

Additionally, Erin Blankenship, The Florida Holocaust Museum's Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, will be available to speak with press from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Press preview hours begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Friday, August 17, 2018
Press preview hours begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
 

This invitation is exclusive to press as this exhibition preview is not open to the public.

Please email kwright@thefhm.org as soon as possible to confirm your attendance. Please reply with the date and time that you would like to attend this exclusive press preview.