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The Space Between The Notes: The 38th Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

Doug Doyle
Stefon Harris, who will will give the keynote at the MTW Lecture Series at Rutgers University-Newark.
Credit Mark Krasovic for WBGO
The MTW Lecture Series is set for February 17th.

February 17 is the date of the 38th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series at the Paul Robeson Campus Center on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark.

Organizer Dr. Mark Krasovic and Keynote Speaker and jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris sat down with WBGO's News Director Doug Doyle to talk about next Saturday's day-long event.

This year's theme is "The Space Between the Notes:  The Social Life of Music in Black History."  The conference is sponsored by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at RU-N.

The day's other lecturers and performers will be:

Farrah Jasmine Griffin, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University.

Daphne Brooks, Professor of African American Studies and Theater Studies at Yale University.

Alexis Jessica Morrast, celebrated 16-year old jazz singer and recording artist who currently resides in Plainfield, but is a native Newarker.

Stefon Harris
Credit Doug Doyle for WBGO
Jazz Vibraphonist and MTW Keynote Speaker Stefon Harris and MTW organizer Dr. Mark Krasovic join News Director Doug Doyle at the studio in Newark

Stefon Harris discusses the bond between Newark and Harlem at the 38th Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series.

The MTW is free and open to the public.

Click above to hear the entire conversation with Stefon Harris and Mark Krasovic.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.