Updated Jan. 2, 2018
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie has extended its critically acclaimed fall exhibit, “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.” This blockbuster exhibition showcases the life of the music promoter who not only launched the careers of artists including The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones, but also worked as a social justice advocate as a Jewish refugee who fled the Nazis.
The 3,400 square foot exhibition closes this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Don’t miss your chance to see 400 pieces of artifacts, including never-before-seen Jerry Garcia memorabilia, alongside archival concert footage, interviews, photographs, musical instruments, original poster art, and costumes from the 60s through the 80s. The comprehensive exhibit follows Graham’s life from his birth in Berlin, arrival in New York, and military service in the Korean War, through to his career as one of the most important figures in the music industry and death in 1991.
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Manon Blackman is a Make It Better intern and rising senior at Northwestern University, pursuing a dual-degree in journalism and vocal performance. When she’s not in class, you can find her running, experimenting with vegan cooking, and drinking lots of coffee.