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Grooving to the music, as you age

Photo of Dr. Rebecca AdamsDr. Rebecca Adams loves music. A leading scholar on the fans of the Grateful Dead and other musical acts, she saw her first Dead show in 1970. She was there for every show in Chicago this summer, as the Grateful Dead played their final shows as a band. Come hear her talk about her research and scholarly publications on the topic of aging Deadheads.

“Music and Aging: Deadheads and other Babyboomers”
Wednesday • Sept. 30, 2015 • Noon – 1:15 p.m.
UNCG • Stone Building Edwards Lounge – Free admission

Dr. Rebecca Adams, UNCG Gerontology Program director, has explored connections between music and identity since she taught research methods and social theory to UNCG sociology graduate students by taking them on tour with the Grateful Dead in the summer of 1989. (See CW story.)

In this talk, Adams provides an overview of the effects of aging on music performance and consumption and the challenges they pose to identity and community, specifically for aging Deadheads and other baby boomers who have been avid consumers of music throughout their lives.

Please bring your lunch to enjoy during GROWTH presentations. Seating is limited. Pay parking is available in three UNCG parking decks.

Tie-dye is optional, by the way.

To attend, RSVP indicating this specific event and your name, e-mail and phone to gerontology@uncg.edu or to 336-256-1020.

Save the date for another GROWTH presentation, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 12:30-2 p.m.