Monthly Archives: May 2011

Save the Date: Black Music Month Program on June 11, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.

Black Music Month Workshop

Greater Cleveland Choral Chapter of the

National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses

Trinity Cathedral, Cathedral Hall

Euclid Avenue at East 22nd Street

Free Admission (Includes workshop packet)

*Additional Music and Other Materials Available for Purchase

*Advance Registration Requested.  Call (216) 523-7182.

Preview May 21st C-SPAN Lecture Today

Hello!  We are all looking forward to the C-SPAN / American History TV Viewing Party on Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Hopefully, you can join us in the ballroom of CSU’s Fenn Tower from 7 until 9:30 p.m.  (See my previous post for more information.)  In the meantime, you can preview the lecture by clicking on this link:

— Regennia


Lectures in History: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music  
Sat. 8 pm, Midnight; Sun. 1 pm ET

Cleveland State University Professor Regennia Williams teaches a course on the history of African American music. Today’s class focuses on the music of Duke Ellington, including the significance of his “Sacred Concert” in 1965

New Location for May 21st Jazz Reception and C-SPAN Viewing Party


Duke Ellington (c.1933)

We are having a C-SPAN / Ellington viewing party, and you are invited!  The party begins on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., and the television program will air at 8:00 p.m.  Please join me in CSU’s elegant Fenn Tower Ballroom, Room 303, for live jazz, refreshments, and the world premiere of my “American History TV” lecture on Duke Ellington on C-SPAN 3. Our special guests include the students in my Spring and Summer 2011 history classes.  Admission is free!

Fenn Tower is located on Euclid Avenue at East 24th Street, and there is convenient / affordable parking nearby.  

Keep checking C-SPAN’s “American History TV” website for additional program details. The web address is   Here is what I found the last time that I checked:

8:00:30 PM – 9:18:49 PM, May 21, 2011

Duke Ellington’s Liturgical Jazz
Public Affairs Event
Lectures in History: Regennia Williams Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 12:15pm-1:20pm History professor Regennia Williams teaches a class on African American History through Sacred Music. Today s lecture will focus on Duke Ellington s liturgical jazz, including his 1965 sacred concert. CREW HIRE / HOLD FOR HISTORY
1 hours, 18 minutes |

I hope to see you on the evening of Saturday, May 21, 2011. –Regennia