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Parking info to Wellesley College for Feb. 23rd meeting

Wellesley College's address is 106 Central Street (do not enter from Rte. 16) **updated 2/22 to reflect error in street name below** PARKING Turn left off Rte 135 (West Entrance) onto College Road. Turn right to get to Visitor Parking. You may park in any available space, except for those reserved for handicapped and disabled patrons. TO GET TO PENDLETON WEST from the parking lot: 1. Follow the path out of Visitor Parking.  2. Once you see the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, continue to the left along the sidewalk on the right side of College Road. 3. You will pass the Physical Plant on the right, and next on you will see the brick wall of the Museum on the right. 4.  Cross the road and the path will fork; take the upper path on the right. 5.  The first building you come to near the top of the hill is Pendleton West on the left.  Enter; Pendleton West 101 will be immediately on the left. CAMPUS MAP COMMUTER RAIL INFO from Boston South Station MEET

Winter 2019 Chapter Meeting (Saturday, Feb 23 at Wellesley College)

AMS-NE Winter Chapter Meeting
 February 23, 2019 
Pendleton West 101 / Sargent Concert Salon
--Wellesley College ( Parking Info and Campus Map ) 
9:45-10:15 Refreshments and Registration Morning Session
 10:15 Welcome 10:20 “Me at Last, Me at Last!”: Black Artists Freeing Themselves From Country Music’s 
“White Avatar” – Joel Schwindt (Boston Conservatory at Berklee) Mainstream country music has long been branded a “white” genre, even though this identity is based on ahistorical constructs that downplay regular borrowings from black musical culture (Malone 2017, Nunn 2010, Manuel 2008). This “white avatar” has even been used to justify the marginalization of black performers’ racial identity, most infamously in the refusal of Charley Pride’s label to include a photo in the singer’s promotional materials during the first two years of his career. This “hegemony of vision” (McCrary 1993), however, has been challenged by two emerging black singers, Kane Brown and Jimmie Alle