Sound Opinions: Should We Separate Art from the Artists?

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Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, from WBEZ's Sound Opinions, as they examine the music world through a lens of #MeToo. Since fall 2017, #MeToo has shined a spotlight on sexual harassment and assault in many aspects of American culture, including Hollywood, media and politics, where powerful men have fallen rapidly. However, the music world had lagged behind up until now.

R.Kelly, Michael Jackson and Ryan Adams have all recently had allegations about sexual misconduct and abuse linked to their names. And there is a long, troubling history of groupie culture stretching from Elvis to Led Zeppelin to the present. The Music Industry is finally experiencing its #MeToo moment!

As journalists and members of academia, DeRogatis and Kot, are free-speech absolutists, yet they examine the issue with an even bigger question. What is our responsibility if we enjoy – or fail to speak out about – the troubling themes in an artist’s work? If we revel in Woody Allen’s films or Louis C.K.’s comedy, are we muting the women who have told harrowing tales about these men? As fans and critics, can we really separate the art from the artist? And, perhaps more importantly: Should we?

Copies of Jim & Greg's books will be available for sale and signing.

Presenter: 
Jim DeRogratis and Greg Kot
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