Posted in To Do | music on April 13, 2012

Baseball

In honor of the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection of more than thirty thousand baseball cards--dating from 1887 to 1959--Spectrum has organized an exciting Friday night event. Starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, early-comers can meet William C. Rhoden and be treated to a pre-show signing of his book Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete.

At 7:30 p.m., enjoy a lively panel discussion about our card collection and its relationship to baseball. Panelists include:

Sean Kirst, columnist at the Syracuse Post-Standard and author of The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays
Dale Murphy, retired Major League Baseball player
William C. Rhoden, sports columnist at the New York Times
Sharon Robinson, educational consultant, author, and daughter of the great Jackie Robinson

After the panel discussion, the supergroup The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, and Linda Pitmon, with a special guest appearance by Mike Mills) will perform a very special set, with songs inspired by the Museum's baseball card collection.

Tickets are still available for tonight;s event (4/13).

The Red Krayola also play a NYC museum tonight (and tomorrow) (the Whitney).

Julianna Barwick and Grouper play one tonight too! Their show is at the Guggenheim where Cold Cave and Zola Jesus (with help from JG Thirwell) also have shows coming up. Tix are still available for tonight's show and for Cold Cave's too. Zola Jesus goes on sale on 4/18.

The Baseball Project also played Maxwell's the other night, but have no other upcoming dates at the moment. Check out the new video for 2010 song "All Future and No Past" below...

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Comments (16)

I love REM and it baffles me that both Buck and Mills gave up the life of popular rock starts to play at shows where maybe 200 people go to the show. Good for them that they are doing what is passionate for them. I would have a hard time giving up a mega paycheck and the rock start lifestyle for the laid back one off rock gigs...

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:49 AM

Put me in coach / I'm ready to play / Today

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 9:51 AM

REM > Jackie Robinson

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:30 AM

Negro Leagues >>>>>>> trendy leagues

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:42 AM

maybe it wasn't Buck and Mills decision.


just sayin'

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 11:41 AM

What is a rock start?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 11:54 AM

star...yeah hard to figure out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:07 PM

11:41 I suspect Stipe all along wasn't into it anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:08 PM

^ I believe that the only part of baseball that Michael ever liked was catching

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:33 PM

Well that is a "relief" I wouldn't normally "bat" an eye at a comment like that but it iseems that you are not off "base". I am sure Stipe though is having a "ball" these days shows or not. He is a "swinger" and feels at "home" where he is now. He probably glad he "dug out" from underneat R.E.M.'s shadow. When they broke up it was a real "Curve ball". I can't believe they just decided to "walk"!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:59 PM

@12:07, yeah I know, dumbass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:38 PM

maybe it wasn't Buck and Mills decision.

Posted by Engadget | April 16, 2012 6:02 AM

Put me in coach / I'm ready to play / Today

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Oh yeah! I was searching for this for a long time now. Its awesome!

Posted by new penny auction sites | October 11, 2012 5:46 AM

Thanks so much for this! I have not been this thrilled by a blog post for quite some time! You’ve got it, whatever that means in blogging. Anyway, You’re definitely someone that has something to say that people should hear. Keep up the wonderful job. Keep on inspiring the people!

Posted by gallery of short hair styles | July 11, 2013 1:56 PM

cool project

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:46 PM

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